Daily Archives: 27/04/2014

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Venison

Nicola and I love to use venison in our meals.  We’ve been meaning to try a slow cooked oriental style dish that we could cook in the woods; well Nicola has done it again and come up with absolute belter of a slow cooked sweet and sour venison.  We’ve cooked ours in a pit oven, […]

Slow Cooked Sweet & Sour Venison

Sesame nettle toast

Sesame Nettle Toast

Who doesn’t like prawn toast when they have a Chinese.  Here we’ve added some nettles to the recipe, and it definitely is better for it.  But don’t take my word for it – give it a try yourself, it’s really easy to make and tastes great.  Plus nettles are good for you, so a win […]

Pigeon Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are always a winner. For this recipe we’ve added some pigeon breast, and I have to say, they taste wonderful! Ingredients Pigeon breasts, sliced very finely 2cm piece of ginger, grated 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2 handfuls of ramson leaves and stems, shredded1 pepper, finely sliced 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp […]

Pigeon Spring Rolls

Crispy fried herb bennet

Crispy Fried Herb Bennet

We have loads of Herb Bennet growing in our beautiful ancient woodland.  I knew that it had been used as a flavouring in Victorian times, but this recipe from Robin Harford to have it crispy fried as an alternative to seaweed is a real winner! Ingredients 6 handfuls of Herb Bennet leaves, chopped 2 handfuls […]

Ground Elder and Hogweed Stir Fry

We made this ground elder and hogweed stir fry for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  We were up at the camp and Nicola put this together from a few bits and pieces we had in the yurt and some ground elder and hogweed that were growing in our woodland. Ingredients 2 good […]

Ground Elder & Hogweed Stir Fry

Chinese savoury pancakes

Chinese Savoury Pancakes

Ingredients A good handful of ramsons, shredded 1 handful of hogweed shoots 2 medium carrots, diced 2 red chillis, finely chopped 2 cups of flour 360 mls of water ½ tsp of salt 2 eggs Olive oil How to make the Chinese Savoury Pancakes In a large bowl, combine the flour, eggs, water and salt […]