SUMMER

How to Make Wild Rose Water

How to Make Wild Rose Water

I love roses, and of course they are also one of the many symbols of love. Here in the UK we have several wild varieties and the cultivated ones are, almost, infinite. After a hot, sunny day, I particularly love to be overcome by the […]

Roses are Red, White, Pink and Edible

Roses are Red, White, Pink and Edible

Ah, to stop and smell the roses, is a valuable moment in life. Everything else can fall away as your nose reaches towards the soft petals of the rose and you breath in, deeply. It can also be an unknown moment; will the scent be […]

Why Cornwall is Special for Foraging

Why Cornwall is Special for Foraging

Cornwall is the 9th largest county in the UK, it’s boarder mostly by the sea (and Devon, of course) and is almost 1500 metres squared in area. We have amazing access to coastal areas, 422miles of it, where foraging is rich and includes fish, mollusks, […]

How and When to Pick the Best Elder Flowers

How and When to Pick the Best Elder Flowers

Pretty aren’t they! And a lovely scent (as long as they haven’t passed their prime, in which case they’ll smell like cat pee). Though this blog isn’t about the pretty things, it is about how to know when to pick elder flowers, and when to […]

When NOT to Eat Stinging Nettles

When NOT to Eat Stinging Nettles

You may know, that I rate Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) highly. I believe they are one of our most nutritious greens in the UK alongside the goosefoot family which includes Fat Hen (Chenopodium album), Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus) and Oraches (Atriplex patula and Atriplex […]

Foraging on the South West Coast Path

Foraging on the South West Coast Path

630 miles of coast line. That’s 630 miles of pathways, steps, beaches, cliffs, pebbles, sand, shingle or boulders. 630 miles of potential coastal plants, as well hedgerows, fields, even woodland growth. That’s 630 miles of varied and possible foraging ground. I’m a forager, a walker, […]

Catching the last of the Elderflowers…

Catching the last of the Elderflowers…

Not much time left and many are just out of reach! Remember to take a ladder foraging with you or a good friend with climbing skills… Last Resort – I’ve had to resort to just picking one or two heads this time of year, and […]