Monthly Archives: March 2013

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 […]

Mallow | mallow leaf tempura

Red dead nettles

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 […]

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 […]

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Foraging at Juniper Hall |

Dandelion bhajees 2

Dandelion bhajees are a great addition to an Indian meal.  Dandelions grow in abundance and are a great wild food source.  Avoid areas frequented by dog walkers for obvious reasons.  The flowers are best picked on a sunny day. Ingredients Dandelion flowers 1 ½ cups of chickpea flour 1 tsp bicarb 1 tsp cumin seeds […]