Daily Archives: 06/03/2013

Wild Leaf Salad with Caramelised Onion and Toasted Walnuts Dressing

Ingredients: Wild Leaf Salad   Hairy Bitter Cress   Hawthorn leaves   Ground Ivy leaves   Violet flowers   Cleaver tips   White Dead Nettle leaves   Ramson leaves and flowers   Cuckoo flower leaves and flowers   Hedge garlic Ingredients: Dressing   75ml extra virgin olive oil   1 tsp Dijon mustard   1 […]

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nettle spanokoppites

Nettle Spanakoppites 2

This is our take on the classic Greek dish. Ingredients Half a carrier bag of nettles 1 onion peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 egg, beaten Pepper 125g of crumbled feta cheese 135g of filo pastry 50g of melted butter Sesame seeds Honey How to make Nettle Spanokoppites Blanch the nettles […]

Nettle & Chorizo Tapas

Ingredients 200g of blanched nettles 50g chorizo 2 tbsp of olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped Chicken stock Chilli flakes Crushed black pepper White wine How to make the nettle & chorizo tapas Fry the chorizo until it is golden brown and then remove from the heat In a separate pan, blanch the nettles for […]


Mallow Leaf Tempura

Ingredients 2 handfuls of mallow leaves and/or ground ivy leaves 150g of plain flower 1 tbsp of cornflour 1 egg Salt Cold water Vegetable oil Method Combine all the ingredients, except the leaves, adding the water slowly to make a thin batter. Heat the oil until it is very hot Dip the leaves in the […]

Jack by the Hedge & Dead Nettle Pakoras 1

Pakoras are easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Give this simple recipe a try. Ingredients 250g of red dead nettles and hedge garlic 4 carrots, grated 1 onion, thinly sliced 250g chickpea flower 1 tsp of dried chillies 1 tsp of cumin 1 tsp of salt Vegetable oil Method Mix the chickpea flour with water […]

Red dead nettles

elder flower cordial recipe | Kent | London | south east | Essex

Elderflower Cordial 1

Elder is a great tree; it gives so much.  The flowers can be eaten straight form the tree, cooked in a tempura batter, used to make cordial or champagne.  The berries are great for making a cough syrup and the wood can be used for fire by friction.  And you’ll find jelly ear fungus on […]