Monthly Archives: May 2013

Newspaper article in the East Kent Mercury

A great newspaper article about a day Talk it Out, a self help group for people with experience of depression and based in Deal, spent with us recently; it was published in the East Kent Mercury.  There is an ever growing body of evidence to support the idea that exposure to the natural world is good […]

Dandelion Flowers in Batter 3

This is a really easy recipe to make a surprisingly tasty dish – dandelion flowers in batter. Ingredients 30 dandelion flowers, preferably picked in the sun Wild marjoram, finely chopped Ground ivy, finely chopped 75g of flour 1 tsp of bicarb Salt Oil for deep frying How to make the dandelion flowers in batter Blend […]

wild pizza | wild foods | foraging | Kent | London | south east

Wild Pizza 1

Who doesn’t like a pizza?  Here’s a recipe for making your own  wild pizza in the woods. Ingredients for the topping   Hogweed, roughly chopped   Nettles, blanched and refreshed in cold water,   squeezed dry and chopped   Ground ivy, finely chopped   Ground elder, finely chopped   Ribwort plantain, finely chopped   Wild […]

Ramson and Hogweed Crostini 1

We’ve called this ramson and hogweed crostini to make it sound a little more upmarket than it really is!  A simple dish, easy to make, tastes great! Only pick the youngest hogweed shoots, ideally before they unfurl and have a silvery sheen to them. Ingredients 500g of hogweed, with stems trimmed A bunch of ramsons, rinsed, patted […]

Ramson and Hogweed Crostini

forage | south east | Kent | Sussex | London

Ground Elder Rostis 2

Ground elder rostis – the saviours of gardener’s sanity?  Well, maybe.  For many gardeners, ground elder is the bane of their lives.  A once common plant in the vegetable garden, ground elder has fallen out of favour and is now regarded as a pest due to its rapid growth and difficulty to remove.  Well instead […]