We are surrounded by wild food all the time.
All we need to do is recognise it.
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Spring Coastal Foraging Walk, Galloway
31 March 2018Guided spring coastal foraging walk exploring seaweeds, coastal succulent plants, shellfish and maritime herbs of a spectacular area of coast near Gatehouse of Fleet, SW Scotland.
Spring Coastal Foraging Walk 2, Galloway
1 April 2018Guided spring coastal foraging walk exploring seaweeds, coastal succulent plants, shellfish and maritime herbs of a spectacular area of coast near Gatehouse of Fleet, SW Scotland.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Laver Seaweed - Edibility, Identification, DistributionLaver has no great flavour of its own, but imparts a rich, savoury, umami quality to anything it is added to. I have not found a single savoury dish that can't be improved by its addition and it is a cornerstone of my wild larder...
Pink Purslane - Identification, Distribution, EdibilityThis is a delightful, easy-to-come-by plant that can be cooked like spinach, added to stir-fries etc, but is at its best raw. I love to employ its earthy flavour in winter salads with pickled fish, beetroot and elderberry vinegar, though it works well as a mild "bulker" with sharper-tasting leaves in spring...
Scarlet elf cup - Identification, edibility, distributionThese spectacular little fungi fall into the category of almost too pretty to pick. I find lots in a snowdrop-filled wood by the sea and the contrast of the red elf cups, white flowers and vibrant green moss makes it a very special place in February....
Greater cuckoo flower - Identification, distribution, edibilityAfter first encountering this unusual and delicious brassica in the Scottish highlands, I was delighted to stumble on it again in my favourite bit of Galloway swamp - 10 minutes from my house...
Know Your Onions: An Introduction to the Allium/Onion family for foragersAn introduction to several key members of the allium family for foragers - their identification, distribution, mindful harvesting, dangerous look-alikes, nutritional properties and cooking/preservation techniques.