Ground Ivy Vedgeree

What are all of these words typed in close succession? I hear you ask. I get it. You’ve never heard of ground ivy and you’ve never heard of vedgeree, so how on earth can I reasonably expect you to eat either one of them. Let me start with the least contentious of the two: vedgereeContinue reading “Ground Ivy Vedgeree”

Nettle & Noodle Miso Soup

‘What’s a nettle?’ I hear half of you all ask. And that is fine, because if you live on the west side of the pond, you won’t have spent your entire childhood being haunted by the dastardly things. Whilst those of us on the east side can’t even conceive it would be possible to notContinue reading “Nettle & Noodle Miso Soup”

Hawthorn Shashuka

The Hawthorn tree is a gift that keeps on giving all year round. During the glorious spring, the leaves have a pale greenish-yellowish hue, a delicate flavour and almost melt-in-the-mouth softness. In early summer it is festooned with white blossom which gives way to round, red berries which, amongst other things, make a most intriguingContinue reading “Hawthorn Shashuka”

Why should I eat wild?

 “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates, ages ago This post is dedicated to everyone out there who does a little shudder at the thought of eating leaves straight off a tree. I get it. Honestly, I do. Intellectually we know that the food we buy from the supermarket grows inContinue reading “Why should I eat wild?”

Wild Garlic

You’ll know it instantly when you are near a patch of wild garlic, the scent fills the air with garlicky wonderfulness – and the ground covering of shimmering leaves is unmistakably magical. March is the ideal time to be picking wild garlic because, before they flower, the leaves are beautifully fragrant and flavourful without beingContinue reading “Wild Garlic”