CORNWALL FORAGING

Wild Alexander Seeded Bread Recipe

Wild Alexander Seeded Bread Recipe

Alexander seeds are one of my secrets. Okay, so perhaps a secret I’ve shared with a few people. Even so, it’s a lesser known wild spice that goes unnoticed by the majority of folk. I call it a secret because even if you bite into […]

Wild Seaweed and Chocolate Meringue Recipe

Wild Seaweed and Chocolate Meringue Recipe

I love sweet, it is one of the flavours of my childhood. When I was growing up, Sunday lunch was always a big deal and automatically included homemade pudding as part of the experience. In autumn I remember the warm fluffy texture of the meringue […]

Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – 3rd Reprint has arrived!

Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – 3rd Reprint has arrived!

It’s exciting opening boxes. I remember when the first print of my first book; Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly arrived. Just a single copy in the post; a real book with a smooth cover and filled with all the writing, […]

The Singing Forager

The Singing Forager

  We’ve been having a lot of fun, Kelsey and I. We’ve been working pretty hard too. Kelsey Michael has been teaching me songs, I’ve been creating quirky little ditties about plants I see and eat along the coast paths and hedgerows, and we’ve been walking. […]

Gorse Flower and Sargassum Seaweed Foccacia

Gorse Flower and Sargassum Seaweed Foccacia

Part of the fun of foraging for me is coming home with a wonderful choice of unusual ingredients to cook and create with, or drying them to use another day. In my kitchen pretty much anything goes, of course there have been disasters along the […]

Can Seaweeds Survive the Frost and Snow?

Can Seaweeds Survive the Frost and Snow?

Yesterday I was crunching on frosty kelp, today the seaweeds are limp and wet again, having defrosted in the sun. It’s a lot for seaweeds to cope with, or is it?   In reverence to seaweed, and in celebration of the ‘proper’ snow we had […]

My Five Top Spring Wild Foods

My Five Top Spring Wild Foods

Spring is exciting – a combination of warmth and light gets plants, animals and human-animals going. Sometimes, for me, too going. The term mad march hare feels too close to home for me, as I prance around the hedgerows picking wild greens as if there […]

Three Seaweed Soup with an Inner Kick

Three Seaweed Soup with an Inner Kick

I’ve been reading in this Saturday’s Guardian how Thomasina Miers has been supping lots of soup so far this year, and I feel like saying ‘me too‘, though not for the same reasons many women have validly and valiantly been saying this across continents. Tommi […]

How I got into Foraging

How I got into Foraging

Despite being brought up in the city, my early memories are of nature; sitting in a field and talking an imaginary language, going down to see the ‘catkins’ on the tree at the bottom of the garden, and picking armfuls of bluebells to take back […]

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 […]