AUTUMN

Delicious Sea Spinach and Coconut Soup

Delicious Sea Spinach and Coconut Soup

Sea Spinach soup is a simple, delicious soup which celebrates this wonderful wild green. Creamy, filling and even dairy-free, perfect for a fresh, early spring al fresco lunch, or an autumnal or winter trip out along the coast, with a flask of tasty hot soup. […]

Winter Warming Sloe Treacle Tart

Winter Warming Sloe Treacle Tart

I was brought up in a family where puddings were the norm, well at least on Sundays anyway. My mum would pride herself in baking beauitful, sweet desserts, that as children, somehow we’d make room for them, in our already, full bellies. It’s true isn’t […]

Hawthorn Berry Fruit Leather

Hawthorn Berry Fruit Leather

Sometimes there’s a giggle when I mention ‘haws’ and foraging. Ok, I realise the spoke word has other associations too. Though the fruit of the hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna), can be good for the heart, can get your ‘chi’ moving (your life force energy), be […]

Rosehip and Custard Tart

Rosehip and Custard Tart

Sometimes I feel creative, sometimes crazy, with the ideas I come up with for using wild food. This one is a complete labour of love; a custard tart topped with rosehips and a rosehip syrup glaze. Devoured by 14 appreciative people on a hazy October […]

Cod with Creamy Shellfish and Wild Spices

Cod with Creamy Shellfish and Wild Spices

I’m back on the Isles of Scilly, having survived the boat crossing once again (thank goodness my strategy is still working) and am now above board again and enjoying these beautiful islands again. It’s Walk Scilly Festival time. Having led an enthusiastic group of Scilly […]

Valentine Foraging and Rosehip Chocolates

Valentine Foraging and Rosehip Chocolates

Valentine’s Day is not everyone’s cup of tea, so if you prefer walking boots to roses do read on! Personally I like to indulge in some love & decadence as well, be it with friends, family or a partner. For a few years now I’ve been leading […]

Mackerel and Blackberry Salad

Mackerel and Blackberry Salad

  Blackberries – everyone knows them, everyone forages them. Blackberries make everyone a forager, and what a perfect fruit to be picked. Growing in abundance, and packed with vitamin C and fibre, this humble fruit unites cities, waysides, hedgerows, countryside and wasteland through their presence, […]

Making coffee from cleaver/goosegrass seeds

Making coffee from cleaver/goosegrass seeds

Last month a few hardy foragers (actually it was a lovely bright, wintery day) joined me at Cape Cornwall for a wild food walk with tasters. At a welcomed break we sat down with a large flask of ‘Wild Spiced Cleaver Coffee’. The drink went […]

Wild Apple Curd & Hogweed Seed Meringue Pie

Wild Apple Curd & Hogweed Seed Meringue Pie

Mmmm, autumn is full of potential pleasures, warming foods, sweet dishes & a bounty of autumnal fruits to enjoy. Personally, I take particular interest in creating desserts with wild ingredients, so when Sara from Cotna Barton suggested we made a wild apple meringue pie on […]

Making Rosehip Fruit Leather

Making Rosehip Fruit Leather

I recently led a group of families on a foraging walk & as part of the day I provided sweet biscuits with rosehip fruit in them. I wanted to show how this fruit can be utilised in ways other than just for syrup. The biscuits […]