Traditional and Modern Use of Ash

Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) has stood on the margins between magic and medicine for centuries. A healing tree once believed to cure snake bites, the ash has fallen out of use in modern medicine. It is still remembered with fondness by those who remember picking its winged seeds to make ash key pickle. Common Name Ash … Read more

Pickled Ash Keys

Ash Keys (Fraxinus excelsior) provide a unique taste sensation. If you’re into Slow Food then this is certainly a slow recipe as it takes three months before you can indulge your taste buds. One thing to make sure is that you pick your Ash Keys when they are very young, and the small seed within … Read more