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Spring Forest & Hedgerow Foraging Walk, Galloway, SW Scotland
7 March 2020A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising array of edible plants, fungi and sap available in early Spring, with a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Spring Forest & Hedgerow Foraging Walk 2, Galloway, SW Scotland
14 March 2020A guided foray exploring the delicious, healthy and surprising array of edible plants, fungi and sap available in early Spring, with a wild cook-in of our finds in the forest afterwards.
Seasonal Tips from Mark
Hedgehog mushroom - Edibility, Identification, DistributionIn the odd world of fungi, the hedgehog mushroom still manages to stand out as eccentric. Its the joker in the pack, and for anyone who is struggling to get to grips with identifying edible wild mushrooms, its refusal to conform to even the loosest of mycological norms make it a godsend. Better still, it is fairly common, immune to insect attack and very tasty.
Sea Buckthorn - Identification, Edibility, DistributionThis is the most striking and delicious of all our UK berries in my opinion - once you get over their nose-scrunching acidity! They are exceptionally good for you, being rammed with antioxidants and vitamin C. They are mostly found coastally, but are starting to be introduced - or introducing themselves - to more inland locations...
Super Simple Wild Fruit LeathersFruit leathers are simple. You can throw in whatever mixture of hedgerow fruits you come home with, and no need to weigh or time anything. All you need is fruit and sugar or honey to taste to make a delicious, healthy, long-lasting treat that will cheer up any walk or forage with an intense fruit hit.
Winter Chanterelle - Edibility, identification, distribution.Winter chanterelles are a common, easy to identify and delicious mushrooms that can be picked in large numbers right through November and well into December. Here I look at 4 species that often get referred to as winter chanterelles: yellowlegs, golden chanterelle, ashen chanterelle and winter chanterelle
Elderberry Vinegar RecipeNo matter how hard I try when serving my wild food tasting menus, this elderberry vinegar always steals the show when served as a simple wild salad dressing. It is fruity, thick and very sweet, with a depth of flavour that puts it on a par with, if not beyond, the very finest balsamic vinegars. It actually got a "wow" from the team at Andrew Fairlie's restaurant at Gleneagles...