Tag: Crataegus monogyna

The First Frost and What it Means for Us and Wild Fruits

The First Frost and What it Means for Us and Wild Fruits

Depending where you are in the country, the first frost might have been and gone weeks ago. If the temperature has already plummeted, you may have seen fruits of sloes, rosehips, rowan berries, haws and maybe even blackberries covered in a crisp and magically frosted […]

Hawthorn Berry Ketchup

Hawthorn Berry Ketchup

It’s time to share this simple recipe. You’ll be amazed how much it tastes like ketchup! I always think it is best to make together, as it takes some effort, though is worth it in the end. Here I share the basic recipe for turning […]

A Memorable Winter Foraging Menu

A Memorable Winter Foraging Menu

I’m often asked what my favourite time to forage is, well spring is fantastic, though honestly, winter is becoming an increasingly wonderful time to forage. The quiet, the abundance of plants and the unexpected joys of finding food (not in the supermarket) this time of year.

 

 

On January 2nd myself and a small group of friends went foraging, our task; to simply enjoy the outdoors and gather a few ingredients for supper, which we’d then share together, and that’s exactly what we did. A big thank you to Sara Pozzoli for joining us and filming us. Here’s the menu;

 

Winter Foraging Menu

Spelt Bread with Alexander Seeds

Salsa Verde with Rock Samphire, Pepper Dulse and Three-Cornered Leek

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Alexanders, Sea Spinach, Gorse Flower and Coconut Curry

Yoghurt Dressing with Three-Cornered Leek, Black Mustard and Wild Chervil

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Chocolate and Haw Berry Jam Cheesecake

 

 

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 […]