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Traditional and Modern Use of Butchers Broom

Scientific name: Ruscus aculeatus Family: Asparagaceae In Sicily the young shoots are cooked and eaten like asparagus, then dressed with oil and lemon. In Tunisia these seeds are first boiled, roasted,

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Traditional and Modern Use of Agrimony

Scientific name: Agrimonia eupatoria Family: Rosaceae Flowers, leaves, and stems are harvested when the plant is in full bloom and brewed into refreshing tea drunk hot or cold. Both the fresh and dried

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Plants and People Podcast Episode 14

In this episode I discuss with Pete Yeo from Future Flora why invasive plants may actually be good for the environment. Does the science stack up in favour of balsam bashing? As Pete says “What reductionist

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Plants and People Podcast Episode 13

I’d like introduce you to one of the world’s foremost absinthe experts, and the first person who was able to authentically reproduce the premium quality absinthes from the 19th century. In this latest

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How To Safely Eat Sea Arrowgrass

What we are looking at here is a plant called Sea Arrowgrass (Triglochin maritima). It’s common names are coriander grass or wild coriander, because it actually tastes just like coriander. The bits that

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Plants and People Podcast Episode 12

Many moons ago I met two awesome ‘herbalistas’ called Karen and Fiona at the first Radical Herbalism Gathering (RHG). RHG is definitely a weekend I recommend you get to, if you like earthy herbalists

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Wild Garlic Kimchi

The sun is shining. The wind is fresh. And there’s that inevitable feeling in ones bones that Spring may well have finally sprung! Excitement seems to be going viral. Down here in deepest Devon folks

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Is Field Horsetail Edible?

I have written this brief profile as a result of some confusion on social media as to whether Field Horsetail Equisetum arvense is edible. And to whether there could be a problem with consuming too much

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Hedge Mustard Rice Soup

Last week I went wandering to one of my favourite foraging patches. It’s by a river, and a haven for birds, critters and wild nibbly things. I was out shooting footage for a video on nettle. Not for

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Crafting A Delicious Pine Oil

Down here in Devon this weekend, the weather was sunny and balmy. So I took the opportunity to get out and about to shoot a short video for you. Now, just a few points first, because I also need your help. This

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