Yearly Archives: 2017

Our walking kit 3

Nicola and I are big fans of the British countryside and on our days off and holidays we try to visit and explore as much of it as possible.  This year we’ve been walking locally on the North Downs as well as going to the New Forest, Dartmoor, Jurassic Coast, South Downs and the Lake […]

fruit and nuts | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Edible nuts

Nuts are actually fruits, ones with a hard shell containing an edible kernel.  The ones mentioned in this post, so beech nuts, hazel nuts, acorns and chestnuts with their hard outer casings, are all true nuts. But nuts such as brazil nuts, almonds and cashew nuts aren’t true nuts, they’re the seeds of fruits. Peanuts […]

Rosehip and crab apple jelly 1

2017 is proving to be a phenomenal year for fruit so far.  We’re making the most of it and  continuing with making jellies and jams.  This time it’s a rosehip and crab apple jelly. You might want to take a look at this post on different edible fruits and jellies that are common in the […]

rosehip and crab apple jelly | foraging | Kent

bushcraft | herbal remedies | Kent | south east | London

Edible fruits and berries (and some poisonous ones too) 4

Note : Please don’t send me photos or ask me to identify trees, plants, berries or mushrooms. We’re at the end of August now, a fantastic time to forage for the many edible fruits and berries that nature provides us.  What’s the difference between fruits and berries I hear you say?  Botanically speaking, fruits are […]

Apple and Blackberry Jam 2

We’ve been making the most of the fruits that are around at the moment and 2017 certainly seems to be a good year.  So half a dozen jars of apple and blackberry jam in the cupboard! Ingredients 600g of blackberries, washed and drained 500g of crab apples 1.1kg of granulated sugar 300ml of water 10g […]

apple and blackberry jam | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Rowan and crab apple jelly

Rowan and crab apple jelly 1

We’re big fans of the late summer bounty of fruits.  We recently picked a load of rowan berries (Sorbus aucaparia) and crab apples (Malus sylvestris – probably!) as we were walking Willow alongside the river and so Nicola has made some rowan and crab apple jelly.  It’s easy to do and goes really well with game, […]