Category Archives: foraging

Wild Festival cocktails

As I write midsummer has just passed and that means one thing, we are right in the middle of festival season, wild festival cocktail season! Dolly might have wowed the crowds at Glastonbury and for some that signals the end … Continue reading

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Cleavers Juice – A recipe from Booze for Free

Not every recipe in Booze for Free is for booze, there are a number of soft drinks there too and here is one of them Cleavers Juice. I thought I might even add a little video just show how easy … Continue reading

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Booze walks – Part of the Bristol Walking Festival

Booze walks This year, and for a limited time only, I’ll be running two exclusive Booze walks. They are 2 hour long strolls, around the stunning backdrop of Brunel’s masterpiece suspension bridge and through the worlds first heritage site Avon … Continue reading

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Venison in London Porter, Elderberry and Juniper Sauce

Venison Steak in a London Porter, Elderberry and Juniper sauce You could say that me and Juniper berries have previous. That is to say, when I collaborated on a Scottish Ale with Shane from Beerd (Bath Ales craft arm), we … Continue reading

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Wild Summer flower cordial and Pine needle cordial

Wild summer flower cordial After a quick discussion with Leo from my favourite cafe. The Duchess of Totterdown in Bristol, I found myself out picking wild flowers around Arno’s Vale and Totterdown so they could serve a localy sourced wild … Continue reading

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Cooking with Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica is a plant that can divide forages from everyone else. Many foragers and love the stuff whilst everyone else dread seeing it and especially on their land. Why, you may well ask. Well it is because it is … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic

From early March in the south of England and mid to late March in Scotland wild garlic, Allium ursinum a relative of chives, onions and normal garlic can be seen growing. In sheltered spots you may see it hanging on … Continue reading

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Fungus firelighters and mushroom biros

Fungus firelighters and mushroom biros Fungus is both deadly poisonous and nourishing, healing and toxic but this kingdom can off much more than just food and poison. Taking a look at mushrooms other uses can be a safer way to … Continue reading

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Rosehip, roasted sweet potato & beetroot soup and Rosehip syrup

The 2012 sloe harvest has not been that great and whilst we are on the subject nor has the apple, plum, blackberry or pretty much anything that needs pollinating. This has been due to the dry spring, late frosts and … Continue reading

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There is more to life than sloe gin – How to make herbal and fruit alcohol infusions out of almost anything

This time of year everyone starts talking about one drink, sloe gin. Indeed, this is the fifth blog post I’ve written about the stuff as sloe gin really has got so popular. I do love the stuff, but not everyone … Continue reading

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