Rachel Lambert: forager, author, guide
11th December 2020
Foraging Burdock Roots

Burdock Arctium lappa, Arctium minus When the cold starts to hit and autumn is on the cusp of winter I go in search of burdock roots. Long tap roots that help detox the body. After all, it's roots time of year isn't it. Wild burdock roots are a good addition to the potatoes and nourishing […]

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22nd February 2020
Dandelion Root Caramel Brittle

Sweet, crunchy and good for you. This dandelion root caramel brittle recipe is laced with the detoxifying roots of dandelions and flavoured with homemade dandelion coffee. You'll also need to look at my recipe for making good roasted dandelion coffee.¬†Alternatively, you can buy dried dandelion roots and dandelion coffee at health food stores or online. […]

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5th February 2020
Dandelion Root Coffee Recipe

Ever thought of using your weeds to made a tasty coffee-substitute? The History of Dandelions Like many common weeds, dandelions are often vastly under-estimated, under-used and misunderstood. Despite being cultivated in parts of Britain, France and North America for over 150 years (1), they are still often considered just a 'weed' that needs eradicating. Similarly, […]

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1st February 2021
Burdock Beer Recipe

A light, rooty homemade beer, with the distinct flavour of burdock roots. Made in just a week or two, some call it a slightly alcoholic, fizzy drink rather than a beer. I'll leave you to decide. Alongside dandelion roots, burdock roots have been used to flavour drinks since at least the 1200s. I think it's […]

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26th October 2020
How to Make Wild Cleaver Coffee

Over the centuries many different grains and plants have been used as an alternative or substitute for coffee. In the 2nd World War acorns and chicory were used. Roasted rye, brown rice and malted barley have also been used across the world. These are Cleaver seeds, Goosegrass (Galium aparine), sticky grass or sticky willy - […]

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