Ground Elder – A Foraging Guide to Its Food, Medicine and Other Uses

Medieval monks cultivated ground elder as a medicinal plant, but it later earned a reputation of a nuisance weed thanks to its rapid growth. Is there any redemption for this once useful wild edible? Scientific Name Aegopodium podagraria. Family Apiaceae. Botanical Description The plant forms a creeping, pale green carpet across the ground. The oval-shaped … Read more

40 Wild Edible Plants in the Carrot Family

This is a list of wild edible plants in the Carrot, Apiaceae, Umbelliferae family that have historically been used as food. It is for information, education and research purposes only. If you wish to experiment with these species you must do further research in order to find out how to cook and prepare the plants as … Read more

Ground Elder & Chicken Patties

The Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) with its shiny young leaves is beginning to wake up. I love her lemony, herby taste and having suddenly got into a “frying phase” having never really been a fan of fried foods (other than an occasional egg) I’ve been experimenting. Ground Elder traditionally goes well stuffed or rolled in … Read more

Ground Elder Quiche

Ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria) leaves are best picked when then are very young and have a shiny green to them, rather than the matt leaves that develop as the plant matures. One of my favourite wild greens, its flavour only really comes out when it is cooked or marinated. This ground elder quiche recipe tastes … Read more

Ground Elder Gazpacho Soup

I try and eat as much of my wild edible plants in their raw state as possible. In this wonderful raw Ground Elder recipe, the vibrant flavour of Ground Elder (Aegopodium podagraria) goes perfectly with the Nettles (Urtica dioica). Ground Elder Soup Recipe Ingredients 1 handful of Ground Elder leaves 10 Nettle tops 4 medium … Read more

Ground Elder & Tempeh Recipe

This Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe (Aegopodium podagraria) is a current staple wild food for my family at the moment. It’s prolific, and well worth harvesting. Try my quick vegetarian ground elder recipe, that I rustled up last night. Ground Elder Tempeh Recipe Ingredients 2 good handfuls of ground elder leaves (stalks removed) 1 block of … Read more