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Sowthistle Tempeh Salad

It’s mid-July and Smooth Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus) is cropping up everywhere at the moment. I skip out to my local patch to gather some of these tasty greens. Did you know that sowthistle contains

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Orache & Spicy Pork Laos Style Salad

I’ve been pining to return to Laos recently. I left some good friends in the forest there, and I miss them. They taught me things about plants that I will never forget. Simple humble folk who knew

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Sea Purslane Potato Cakes

Rummaging around in my very empty fridge, I chanced upon some renegade potatoes. “What are you doing in there?” I asked quizzically. The reply was they made themselves lie beside the illustrious

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Braised Sea Aster With Asparagus

I often refer to Sea Aster (Aster tripolium) as “Queen of Saltmarshes & Estuaries”. She is one of the most delicious wild greens out there. OK that’s Robin’s opinion, but

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Sea Purslane Hummus

Sea Purslane (Atriplex portulacoides) has a gorgeous, salty leaf with a nutty crunchiness to it. I remember about five years ago I took a young family down to the estuary, and one of the children who

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Tansy Pancakes

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) has always intrigued me. Her smell is heady and intoxicating, which is hardly surprising considering that she contains thujone, a psychotropic, although in very small quantities

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Wild Gomasio

I’ve been meaning to make a Pendulus Sedge (Carex pendula) recipe, and while gathering the seeds which are so easy and quick to do, the idea for this Wild Gomasio sprung to mind. This is the result,

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Wisteria Flower Syrup

Heavenly Chinese Wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) is one of my all time favourite edible flowers. She bursts forth with great clusters of sweet smelling lilac flowers, the scent taking me into reverie. When

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Sea Aster Pate

Young sea aster (Aster tripolium) leaves are just coming up down at the estuary where I forage. I have a love affair with this plant. The leaves make for a delicious wild vegetable, and can be used in

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Oxeye Daisy Capers

Delicious Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) are budding forth as I write this. One of the most unique taste sensations in the hedge, I have a love affair with this plant that takes me into the realm

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