CORNWALL FORAGING

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 defrosted and 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 2 weeks ago (the first time in […]

My Five Top Spring Wild Foods

My Five Top Spring Wild Foods

Spring is exciting – a combination of both 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 […]

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 […]

Edible Storm Debri; Sugar Kelp Seaweed

Edible Storm Debri; Sugar Kelp Seaweed

I’m often asked;  what seaweed can you eat? What about this stuff (pointing to the piles of spewed up seaweed on the beach that’s been turfed up by the powerful, stormy Winter waves). Hmm, no wonder people are put off eating seaweed. Not all seaweed […]

A Hearty Snack – Savoury Alexander Muffins

A Hearty Snack – Savoury Alexander Muffins

I love muffins. Easy to cook and more substantial than bread. They’re also versatile – you can add almost anything (sweet or savoury), and so tasty you can just eat them on their own. I like them as an afternoon snack while working at the […]