Saturday, 10 June 2017

Foraged Quiche

The ingredients for my wild food quiche have had to change now that I've moved to Scotland. I normally use fat hen and redshanks but I haven't been able to find any yet so I have had to use colts foot, hogweed and ground elder.

Colts foot is unusual as it flowers before it puts up leaves.

Immature hog weed flowers are delicious almost like asparagus.
Ground elder has leaves that look a bit like normal elder but have a triangular stalk and only taste any good before they flower.

All the wild veg chopped and fried with some bacon.

In the pastry case.

Plated up with some coleslaw, its just as good as the lowland version but I don't get to enjoy the look of disgust when I used to tell people that the quiche was made of agricultural weeds.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Saddle Up

A reliable seasonal wild food; the dryads saddle fungi. These ones are a bit past it but they are delicious if you carefully select the young tender ones. 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Fruits of the future

I'm looking forward to the harvest of raspberrys and currants from these before too long.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Planning Ahead

One of my favorite wild treats is the root beer like drink I make each year with meadow sweet flowers. After a recent house move took us to Scotland I have been scoping out a few places that might yield wild edibles in the coming months and today I found some meadow sweet so I won't have to go without my favorite summer drink.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

First elderflowers of the year

Just spotted my first of the year, looking forward to making, and drinking, cordial.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

First field mushrooms of the year

Not many of them and they need a good wash but they'll go nicely in a bacon sandwich.