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Woods, Coast and Hedgerow Foraging 2, Loch Fyne, Argyll
6 June 2019A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising wealth edible plants around the beautiful woods, coast and hedgerows of Ardkinglas Estate on Loch Fyne, Argyll. Enjoy a wild cook-in and foraged cocktail afterwards.
Summer Coastal, Hedgerow and Woodland Foraging Walk, Dumfries
22 June 2019A guided foray exploring delicious and healthy wild foods of Galloway's merse (tidal salt marsh), summer hedgerows and forest, with a wild cook-in of our finds afterwards. Run in association with (and subsidised by) Scottish Natural Heritage
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Wild Garlic Pesto - With Goat's Cheese & HazelnutsI'm sure many people already make pesto with wild garlic. The internet is awash with recipes, and really doesn't need yet another. But I get asked a lot by people on my guided walks for my recipe that i've tweaked and refined down the years using only Scottish ingredients, i so thought it was time to share...
Japanese knotweed - Identification, distribution, edibilityJapanese knotweed is a tasty, healthy food that can be harvested in large amounts for use as a vegetable and in drinks, desserts and savoury dishes. There are however some serious things to consider if you intend to harvest it...
How To Make Mead Easily Using Wild PlantsI'm pretty lazy when it comes to wild food recipes. Maximum deliciousness for minimum effort is the forager's way. So here are some ideas on making small batch mead that require next to no equipment or effort and no added yeast - just what is floating around naturally...
Sea Kale - identification, edibility and distributionEven if it wasn't edible sea kale would still be my favourite plant. Its alien-looking purple shoots, sculpturesque leaves and clouds of nodding flowers are works of high art to intoxicate the senses and marvel the mind. As luck would have it, it also happens to be absolutely delicious, providing some sort of food for most of the year.
An Introduction to the Carrot/Apiaceae Family for ForagersThere are over 1500 members of the carrot/parsley - or more correctly - apiaceae - family worldwide, and around 100 varieties in the UK. Including well known delights such as fennel, coriander, dill, parsley, and celery, and also some notoriously toxic species like hemlock and hemlock water-dropwort, this family presents some major gastronomic - and catastrophic - opportunities for foragers