Cherry Blossom Syrup

Cherry Blossom Syrup

A little while back I would have been the first to complain that foragers seem to be obsessed with making everything into a syrup - especially flowers. However, I've gradually learned that it's one of the best ways of harnessing and preserving the flavour of many of nature's best, and most fleeting specialties. Making syrups [...]

Foraging Resources

Foraging Resources

The pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives and a lot of people, myself included, have been finding solace in green spaces if we're lucky enough to be able to access them. Foraging forges such a strong connection with nature as you are always building an awareness of what's in season, what's at [...]

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

Pearl Barley Risotto with Mushroom & Three-Cornered Leek

The hungry gap is back for another year as we get through the last of the previous season's produce and wait for the next season to start. Thank goodness for the few winter stalwarts of purple sprouting broccoli, cabbages and kale, but also the wild mushrooms and three-cornered leek. At this time of year I'm [...]

Winter Foraging

Winter Foraging

It goes without saying that winter can be a tricky time to coax ourselves out from our cosy warm blankets and heated houses into the frigid January air. Whilst hibernation might be a very attractive option (wake me up in April perhaps?), there's a surprising amount to discover on a winter's foray, and getting out [...]