Wild Garlic and Cashew Nut Pâté

With wild garlic sprouting forth at the moment, I wanted to experiment with using fermented juices from sauerkraut, kimchi etc. to see how they change the flavour profile of my wild food recipes. This is a simple, modest plant-based dish, but it turned out well. The cashew nuts add a sweetness to the pate, so … Read more

Try These Delicious Wild Garlic Recipes

Traditional and Modern Use of Wild Garlic Wild Garlic: Frequently Asked Questions Wild Garlic & Cauliflower Cakes Wild Garlic & Cashew Nut Pâté Wild Garlic Pesto Wild Garlic Kimchi Wild Garlic Pakoras Fermented Wild Garlic Homemade Goat’s Cheese With Wild Garlic Wild Garlic and Nettle Nut Loaf Wild Garlic and Dandelion Salad Pickled Wild Garlic … Read more

Wild Water Pepper Tade Su

Ingredients 30g fresh water pepper leaf and tips. 6 tablespoons of high quality mirin (most are full of junk chemicals). 6 tablespoons of Japanese rice vinegar. Instructions In a smoothie blender, or regular blender, blitz all the ingredients until they have become very smooth. Use drizzled over avocado or white fish. Further reading: Traditional and Modern … Read more

Hogweed Seed Spice, Cashew and Date Sweets

Hogweed seed spice is deliciously warming and is reminiscent of cardamon. I crafted this recipe and served the sweets at a gathering of plant-walkers who had met to remember Frank Cook, herbalist and botanical explorer extraordinaire. Frank died on 19th August 2009. He was also my plant mentor. Each year I do a memorial event, … Read more

Salad Burnet & Tomato Salad

Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor syn. Poterium sanguisorba) is one of the few wild species which supplies edible greenery for most of the year. During the winter and spring months, new growth will frequently be found sprouting and this may be used in salads, while more mature leaves can be added to soups and pottages. The … Read more

Grain-Free Sea Aster Tabbouleh

It’s hot. 1976 hot. Scorched grass. Withered plants. It’s times like this that the farmer gets twitchy. Images of dust-bowls and draught go through their mind. For the forager it’s different. We aren’t farmers. We don’t need to live in fear of scarcity. Of food running out. As foragers, we do what hunter-gatherer communities have … Read more

Sorrel, Watercress And Roasted Fennel Soup

One of the most delicious wild greens is Sorrel (Rumex acetosa). Sorrel soup has been a traditional dish served since the Middle Ages. In Belarus and Poland, it is still popular as soup, yet in the British Isles it’s prominence has wained. Sorrel has a delicious tangy flavour, with one of the common names that children … Read more

This Dandelion Salad Is Nature’s Nutritional Powerhouse

Spring has finally sprung. And the young dandelions are bouncing out in bloom. It’s time to try your hand at this super simple dandelion salad recipe. It’s power packed with nourishment. Dandelion greens are extremely high in vitamins A, K, and beta carotene. They are also high in vitamins E, C, thiamine, riboflavin, B6, folate, and … Read more

A Delicious Kelp Seaweed Broth For Flu

This kelp seaweed recipe just bursts with nutrition. The kelp seaweed most often used in British cooking is called Oarweed (Laminaria digitata), another common name it goes by is Tangle. It is very high in iron, iodine, bromine, phosphorus, boron, and zinc. Kelp seaweed also contains protein, sugar, starch, fat, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin … Read more

Silver Birch Boucha Tea

During the recent snow, I gathered silver birch twigs (Betula pendula) from outside my local police station, under the watchful eye of the local constabulary. … I took those twigs home, not really knowing what I was going to do with them. And as usual, when I am flummoxed by a plant, I simply keep … Read more

A Divine Seaweed Sauerkraut

Thank gawd for lacto-fermented probiotic foods! Having recently found myself in the hospital with what can only be described as ‘nuclear grade Domestos’ being intravenously shoved into my veins. I thought I’d share with you this delicious seaweed sauerkraut recipe I developed to offset the damage done to my poor body. The side effects from … Read more