Wild garlic

20 Apr 2017 13:26:04

Wild Garlic is my favourite forage at this time of year.

As it has been so warm, in many places the white flowers are well and truely out.

Here's my video of how to identify it and then what to do with it.

You'll find wild garlic in shady spots or on north facing banks - and it's leaves make a delicious pesto, soup, addition to a salad or just a healthy scattering over a goats cheese flan!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvrKvmEsZE0

Please excuse the slight wobbleness of the video at the begining - and my lovely dog Molly makes a brief appearance!

Hope you enjoy it.

garlic pesto  The vibrant green pesto

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Rowans 2016

30 Sep 2016 11:23:17

The sunny summer of 2016 has been a ‘berry making machine’!

The Rowan berries on Exmoor have never looked so good; the wild roses are groaning with hips and the hedgerows are full of Hawthorn’s shiny red gems. 

Here’s how to make Rowan Berry Jelly –the joy of this jelly is that the longer you leave it the better it tastes and it lasts for ages due to it’s very high Sorbic Acid.

rowan basket

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Christmas cake

1 Dec 2015 12:36:14

Fool proof delicious Christmas cake recipe!

treacle

I say 'fool proof' beacuse over the years I have refined this recipe - beacuse the first time I made it, I completly messed up & had to throw away the result, so now it works!

This year my 14 year old daughter made it in record time, and we all stirred in a wish.

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Rosehips

2 Nov 2015 12:38:48

This is my FAVOURITE winter tonic - (well actually that's a close call with Elderberry) - but this has a wonderful delicate taste and can just be drunk like a cordial with sparkling water .

See Read more for how to make it and my video.

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Wild garlic video

22 May 2015 19:47:43

You may just still be able to find Wild Garlic depending on where you are in the UK.

This was filmed on Exmoor in Devon 10 days ago and there was heaps.

I'll show you what it looks like & what to do with it!

Hope you enjoy it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvrKvmEsZE0

wild garlic

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Marrow or Courgette Chutney

17 Aug 2014 10:34:46

This is perfect to use up the glut of overgrown courgettes at this time of year.

marrow

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Wild Garlic

28 Apr 2014 13:08:59

Wild Garlic

 This year has been amazing for all Spring plants as it has been so mild, the total opposite from the freezing Spring of 2013.

Here's how to make a delicious Wild Garlic Pesto.

wild garlic


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Sugar-Free banana bread

31 Mar 2014 13:46:53

The yummiest Sugar free Lent treat!

banana bread sugar free

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Stir Up Sunday

21 Nov 2013 13:57:26

Stir-up-Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent, and it is THIS Sunday - which rather focuses the mind - oh crikey!

It's traditional to do a spot of Christmas baking. 

So here's a shopping list for your Christmas cake.

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Elderberries

10 Oct 2013 08:55:00

As the Autumn chill sets in - now's the time to stock up on Winter tonics.

berries

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blackberry vodka

30 Sep 2013 18:29:31

If the blackberries are a little past their best - try this.Yum yum!

bb vodka  looks like a snow globe!

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Rowan Berries

7 Sep 2013 09:59:31

What to do with 3 teenagers on a dull grey day? (admittedly one of the few ones of the summer) – go foraging and make Rowan Berry Jelly of course!

rowan tree

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Spring Nettles

7 Jun 2013 14:29:39

Spring nettles makes a great tonic as they boost vitamin and mineral levels. The young leaves are packed with minerals like iron, calcium & potassium and are full of Vitamin C, A & B. 

The high iron levels make it great for anaemia and the vitamin C makes it easy for us to absorb it.

Hurry now to make it - before the leaves get too old & tough.

nettle soup

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Wild Garlic

8 May 2013 14:53:35

Later than usual this year, still just in time to pick now.

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pancakes

12 Feb 2013 08:29:43

This recipe is tried and tested and made by my daughter every year to perfection.

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Christmas Cake

3 Dec 2012 14:40:58

treacle

Making the perfect Christmas cake - the second time around.....

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Rowan Berry Jelly

31 Aug 2012 10:35:20

rowans

Rowan berries are in abundance this year - so get picking and making!

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Passion Fruit Jelly

2 Jul 2012 18:08:19

Super easy and super pretty Passion Fruit Jelly for parties!

passionfruit jelly

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Nettle Soup

24 Apr 2012 18:14:19

Here is the easiest soup recipe if you missed it before - NOW is the time to get the fresh young shoots of nettles before they get tough and stringy. Although they are rather like a fashionable 'Pick and come again' salad  - so new shoots keep on popping up if you cut them back!

And look out for wild garlic just popping up in shadey places - the young leaves make a great garnish for your soup.

 

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Elder Flower Syrup

6 Jun 2011 09:50:51

elderflower

My still life!

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Nettles

14 May 2011 16:27:59

Spring Nettle Goodness - and a nettle soup to make.

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Wedding Baking

28 Apr 2011 16:15:51

Receipes for Chocolate Broken Biscuit cake - a Royal favourite I'm told - as well as a basic sponge cake recipe.

choc bisc cake      flag cake!

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Pancakes

6 Mar 2011 18:40:07

The easiest recipe for pancakes made by my 9 year old daughter!

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Beetroot and Apple Chutney

18 Oct 2010 12:13:21

Making beetroot & apple chutney

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Elderberries

11 Oct 2010 13:46:14

Picking elderberries and making elderberry syrup.

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Rowan Jelly

24 Sep 2010 17:58:25

Making Rowan Jelly

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Blackberry and Apple Jam

24 Aug 2010 11:22:27

Blackberry and Apple jam recipe

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