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Do You Know Your Nettles? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

Nettles are awesome! Take this quiz to see if your stinging nettle knowledge is as good as you think it is? Go on I dare you…

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Getting Wild In Laos… A Traditional Mouthwatering Dish

Recently I have been craving south east Asian food. And one dish in particular has been coming to mind. I even dreamt of it one night.Maybe its because at this time of year I am usually sitting in a forest

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Nasreddin and The Tale of the Dandelion

When I first encountered Dandelion intimately, I fell in love instantly. Out came my camera, and clicking through the countryside I went, taking snapshots of sunbursts. Only to return to my computer

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Here’s Why I Call This Plant ‘Angels Breath’

Each year I set the intention to gather pine pollen, and each year I miss the season. That’s one of the frustrations about foraging. With so many plants out there, sometimes there just isn’t enough

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This Common Tree Reveals A Delicious Winter Secret

It’s been a chilly old Winter this year, and I trust you have had lovely festivities over the past couple of weeks. Winter is an exciting time for me as a forager. While others bemoan the decline in

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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