Category: foraging

I drank a few Elderflower Tom Collins’ last night and whilst sipping on them during a dark January night, I felt transported back to the Spring morning I spent picking. That is the beauty of foraged cocktails, they are sunshine in a glass.

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Over two days I tried two variations a Scottish ale sauce and London Porter sauce. I found the latter worked much better than the former. It could be that the Mallard reaction was much more evident with the Porter and the steak and so they complimented each other well, but I have to say I’m still working on beer and food matching. However, as a leap in my knowledge this experiment worked so well I felt compelled to share it here.

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When you read most recipes either in a book or online there will be a preamble about it before the author goes into detail about the recipe. That is this bit the bit that gets your taste buds ready, however, there probably won’t be many authors that will tell you that the trouble with their cordial is that the smell might remind you of pine fresh toilet blocks. This is an unfortunate truth about pine (I blame Flash liquid too). 

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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

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