early spring wild edibles | a spring forage | foraging for ramsons | tips for foraging | south east | Kent | London

Early spring wild edibles   Recently updated !

For me bushcraft is both an exploration and understanding of the natural world.  I often try to imagine life for our hunter gather ancestors, looking out of their shelters into the forest and understanding that the supermarket, DIY shop, chemist, clothes shop, are all out there. Winter in the temperate forests of northern Europe would […]

foraging for rosehips | rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

Foraging for rosehips

It’s that time of year to get out and about foraging for rosehips.  So here’s a short video looking at rosehips, why you need to be careful eating them and a couple of ideas on what to do with them. Here’s the recipe for rosehip syrup and another for rosehip and crab apple jam. Depending […]

sloe gin | fruit and berries | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Blackthorn, sloes and sloe gin

A short video where I talk about blackthorn, sloes and sloe gin! How to make sloe gin Freeze 500g of sloes for a couple of hours before pouring into a jar Add 1 litre of vodka and 250g of sugar, put on the lid and put in a dark cupboard Shake daily until the sugar […]