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Sea Beet Bhujia Recipe

Going Indian With Sea Beet

I visited my local estuary the other day now devoid of tourists. The sound of the birds doing their thing that only birds do, the array of deep colours as the estuary falls into its Wintery sleep, the

Moken Sea Gypsies

Witnessing the Last Days of the Nomadic Moken Sea Gypsies

For the last few years I have taught on my plant courses about the Moken sea gypsies, and the extraordinary relationship they have with their environment. Little did I realise that I would ever get the

Intuitive Herbalism Nathaniel Hughes

Plants and People Podcast Episode 11

Over the years I have bumped into master herbalist Nathaniel Hughes at various gatherings around the country. We never seemed to be able to spend much time together as our paths where literally criss-crossing. That

Foraging Courses UK

New 2017 Foraging Course Dates

I’ve been a bit slack this Autumn. Not slack in foraging, as I am finishing up some new recipes I will be sharing with you in a few days. Just slack in posting the dates for my 2017 foraging courses. I

Butchers Broom

This Wild Plant’s Roasted Seed Will Amaze You

This weekend I wanted to make a coffee substitute, something that tasted ‘rich’. Something that I could ‘chew’ on. My shop bought coffee-alternatives include the likes of Whole Earth Nocaf, Barleycup

Fermented Hawthorn Relish Recipe

Dragon’s Breath Relish : A Novel Hawthorn Recipe

There is an old Scottish proverb “Mony haws, Mony snows” meaning that an abundance of haws (hawthorn berries) will bring a severe winter. It will be interesting to see if this old folk belief pans

Hawthorn Berries

Yuck, Spit, That’s Disgusting…

A week or so ago I mentioned that I was pondering what to do with hawthorn berries. Something a little different to the usual sweet dishes that they are used in usually. At the weekend while out with the

Talking Trees

Listening to the Trees Talking

Over the weekend the anarchists came to stay. Who could imagine that a couple of wild urchins aged two and four years old could cause such chaos in my house. When I entered the living room arms brimming

Burdock Roots

Getting Rooty With Burdock

I walked the valley this morning, watching as the mist slowly dispersed. I love the quiet of walking in mist, it brings back memories of walking after a snow-storm. Even though I am currently living in


Funky Facts You Need to Know About Rosehips

I hope you are enjoying this Autumn with its beautiful colours, which to me is a delight to see at this time of year. I felt and smelt this seasonal shift long before the signs became visible to the eye. The