Noble Peasant Stinging Nettle Soup

Most people often think of soup when they talk about Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica). For those of you that have been going on at me to give you a Nettle soup recipe, here it is. Nettles have often been seen as the food of peasants. Nothing wrong with that says I. So enjoy this gorgeous, … Read more

Stinging Nettle, Carrot & Apple Juice Recipe

Juicing raw plants is one of the quickest ways to introduce nourishing nutrition into your body. This power-packed raw juice recipe made from Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica), Carrots and Apples is the perfect get-up-and-go wild food drink first thing in the morning. Nettles provide lots of sustaining energy, and also suppress the desire for food. … Read more

Lady’s Smock & Three Cornered Leek Salad

In this simple wild food recipe, I combine Lady’s Smock with Three Cornered Leek and tomatoes for a quick and easy side-salad. Lady’s Smock (Cardamine pratensis), also known as Cuckooflower, is one of my favourite edible wild flowers. Delicate and beautiful I never really use much as it’s not that prolific. It packs a punch … Read more

Nettle Energy Balls

I made this Nettle Energy Balls recipe for our local Sidmouth Sustainable Funday event. Out of all the cakes and biscuits, these raw sweets went down extremely well, and we sold out within a couple of hours. Nettle Energy Balls Recipe Ingredients 8 ounces of dates 4 ounces of soaked sunflower seeds (soak 3 ounces … Read more

Ground Elder & Tempeh Recipe

This Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe (Aegopodium podagraria) is a current staple wild food for my family at the moment. It’s prolific, and well worth harvesting. Try my quick vegetarian ground elder recipe, that I rustled up last night. Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe Ingredients 2 good handfuls of ground elder leaves (stalks removed) 1 block of … Read more

Pickled Buds of Alexanders

Pickled Buds of Alexanders Recipe – Alexanders buds have a heavily-scented flavour, unlike anything you have most probably tried. Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) are an ancient food source that goes back to Roman Times, and this is one of those recipes that you either love or it doesn’t do much for you. Personally, I love pickled … Read more

Pickled Magnolia Flowers Recipe

This Pickled Magnolia flowers recipe is quite simply, exquisite. I have used Magnolia soulangeana, and Magnolia grandiflora. The texture and taste is nothing more than Love Food. Every person that has tasted this recipe (and that’s quite a few), remark how amazing the Magnolia flowers are. Although the end result looks like pickled oysters in malt vinegar, … Read more

Nettle Cordial Recipe

This Nettle Cordial Recipe makes a wonderfully refreshing Springtime drink. When friends put it to the taste test, pretty much everyone agreed that they couldn’t think of a single taste that this Nettle Cordial Recipe resembled. There is so much that you can do with Nettles, and this is a great way to get those … Read more

Broad-Leaved Dock, Rice, Feta Cheese & Seaweed Recipe

While filming Simone, we made a truly scrumptious broad-leaved dock recipe, consisting of wilted dock leaves, rice, feta and seaweed parcels. Many people will turn their noses up at this recipe, because traditionally, Dock in the UK tastes rather bitter. However there is a secret to removing the bitterness, and it isn’t boiling the poor … Read more

Chocolate, Sweet Violet & Nettle Recipe

? In this video, Simone, a forager with 40 years experience, talks us through not only how to make this scrummy treat, but also her philosophy of foraging, and how wild edible plants have transformed her life. Chocolate combined with sweet violets and nettle has, quite simply, got to be experienced! The deep, earthy flavours … Read more

Nourishing Nettle Infusion Recipe

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) has traditionally been used as a Spring tonic, and in this video I show you just how easy it is to make a nourishing Nettle infusion. Last week I went on a two-day Nettle infusion fast. Now I’ve fasted numerous times over the years, but using Nettle infusion was one of … Read more