1. LadyBelle

    Recipe Honeysuckle Iced Tea

    30g honeysuckle petals 500g water Bring the water to the boil. Add the honeysuckle petals and leave to steep in the boiled water for 2/3 hours. Transfer to a covered container and leave in the fridge overnight. Strain through a muslin cloth into a serving jug, serve over ice. Lilac tea can...
  2. Morning Glory

    Your favourite mushroom

    Do you have a favourite mushroom? Are you able to buy (or forage) a wide range? I adore all types of mushrooms and particularly like to cook them whole, when possible. I'm hard pushed to decide on a favourite because I love all mushrooms but I do by portobellini quite often as they cook whole...
  3. Morning Glory

    Foraged beer: a new trend for 2017?

    In the past five years, the number of microbreweries has spiked by 73 per cent across Europe. The UK specifically has seen an 8 per cent rise in the last year to around 1,700, while the US witnessed a 15 per cent climb in 2015 to 4,296. Leading the charge in foraged beer is the Scratch Brewing...
  4. Morning Glory

    Foraged Sweet Chestnuts

    These were bagged yesterday: Photographed today in natural light using Fuji FinePix camera (Pentax is out of action)! What to do with them, that's the question!
  5. DIna00

    Wild mushrooms

    Does anyone forage for wild mushrooms? How do you know which are the correct ones to pick? My dad and I used to do this when I was young but he never explained to me which mushrooms were good, I would just scout for any mushrooms then he'd come along and decide whether to pick them or not. We...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Foraging for food - Nettles

    I use nettles a lot in our diet during the spring and summer months and really like them. They are a great source of nutrients and better for you than spinach, and tastier as well. Nettles are a neglected food source in many first world countries, nowadays. There is masses of there on the...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Foraging for food

    I was brought up with a respect for the countryside and have lived rurally for most of my life. I was also taught to forage and still do collect many things from the wild in most seasons of the year. There are some things I enjoy more than others, I love nettles - they are a very underrated...
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