Foraging


Eating burdock

Eating burdock roots is a great way to get your daily intake of carbohydrates.  Burdock (Arctium lappa) is often found along woodland rides, hedgerows, verges and waste ground and is a fairly distinctve plant.   If you’re not sure take a look at this post I wrote a few years back that highlights the differences […]

eating burdock | foraging | Kent | London | south east | bushcraft

eating hogweed | foraging | wild foods | Kent | south east | London

Eating hogweed

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondilium) is a common plant in the British Isles and can be found along verges, in hedgerows, tracks and on the sides of fields.  It’s fairly recognisable but take care not to confuse it with giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).  We’re eating hogweed regularly at this time of year, it’s one of my favourite […]


Alexanders & potato scone melts

Another recipe using Alexanders after this one for an Alexander & wild chervil tart.  Although Nicola also made a dip using wild chervil to go with it.  Plus our first ramsons of the year!! Ingredients Small bunch of Alexanders (young shoots and lower leaves) 500g of potatoes 50g butter 100g of flour Chunks of cheddar […]

Alexanders & potato scone melts | wild food | foraging | Kent | London | south east

alexanders & wild chervil tart | foraging | Kent | London | southeast

Alexanders & wild chervil tart

Wild chervil, or cow parsley, (Anthriscus sylvestris) is a plant we use regularly at this time of year.  It has a dangerous lookalike in hemlock (Conium maculatum), so take a look at this post to help tell them apart. Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) were intoduced to the British Isles by the Romans.  It’s most often found near the […]