Daily Archives: 06/03/2013

Wild Leaf Salad with Caramelised Onion and Toasted Walnuts Dressing

Spring is a fantastic time for foraging with an abundance of healthy, tasty, nutritional fresh greens to eat.  And whilst the ingredients we’ve used are some of our favourites, you could easily swap for other plants. Ingredients for the wild leaf salad   Hairy Bitter Cress   Hawthorn leaves   Ground Ivy leaves   Violet […]

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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 and Chorizo Tapas

Another winning recipe from Nicola, these nettle and chorizo tapas were absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try them again! 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 and chorizo tapas Fry […]

Mallow | mallow leaf tempura

Mallow Leaf Tempura

Mallow (Malva sylvestris) is a common plant in southern England and Wales and can be found along the sides of roads and railways as well as on waste ground.  As always, be careful if collecting near a road; we’ve found this plant in particular to take in exhaust fumes that you can taste in the leaves […]

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 […]