wild foods


Finding haws in the hedgerow

We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making […]

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

foraging for giant puffballs | wild foods | Kent | mushrooms

Foraging for giant puffballs

Foraging for giant puffballs (Calvatia Gigantea) is a straightforward endeavour, they can be found in meadows and fields during the late summer and are easy to recognise.  Last weekend on our 1 Day Foraging Course Nicola and I found some giant puffballs but they weren’t ready for picking.  So we went back yesterday to see […]


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 […]