Winter foraging – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 17 February 2014 | 6 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

Winter foraging may seem a bit of a waste of time, surely nothing grows during the dark, wet days of winter.  It’s true that there is a lot less than at other times of the year but even on the coldest days something can be found, you just might have to look that little bit […]

Himalayan Balsam – Impatiens glandulifera – food for free – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: Dave | 15 July 2013 | 9 Comments
Categories: Food, Wild food, Wild foods

After finding out that Japanese Knotweed was edible (use the young shoots as you would rhubarb) I began a quest to find out what other invasive weeds could end up on the dinner plate. I came across a German man called Peter Becker who it seems shares some of my passion for eating invasive species.  […]

April foraging – Early Spring Wild food by Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 06 April 2012 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

Winter is becoming like last night’s dream and any hazy reminders of its presence are starting to seem out of place. On seemingly dead wood once a tightly packed parcels have now opened to reveal their true nature, these little green miracles are growing with such vigour they are changing the landscape daily. It might […]

Wild food in May – Late Spring Foraging – Food for free in May – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 01 May 2010 | 3 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

“Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.” -   Virgil May certainly feels like the time when England has put its party clothes on with so many tree and plants in blossom. I think that May feels […]

Nettle Beer – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 29 October 2009 | 5 Comments
Categories: Food, Home Brew, Home brewing, Wild foods

Nettle Beer This is an easy recipe to follow and creates a delightful, if not usual tasting beer. It is very cheap to make and follows a traditionally english recipe. Before hops were widely used in the 17th century all sorts of plant were used to flavor the ale including nettles.(Urtica dioica). It was also […]

Japanese Knotweed as a food – By Andy Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 30 March 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Outdoors, Wild food

Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica is a plant that can divide forages from allotmenteers. Many foragers love the stuff whilst allotmenteers dread seeing it. Why, you may well ask? Well it is because it is such a thug in fact to call it a thug is to play down its perniciousness. This weed is more like […]

Sorrel and sorrel pesto – Dave Hamilton

Yazan: admin | 22 September 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Seasonal cooking, Wild food, Wild foods

Sorrel is one of those plants that once you find seems to be everywhere! I can’t resist nibbling on the odd leaf while passing. The main wild sorrel you will find is sheep’s sorrel, in the late spring and early summer it sends up clusters of red flowers – like a dock or rhubarb. By […]

Acorn Flour – Andy Hamilton

Yazan: Andy Hamilton | 29 June 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Food, Outdoors, Wild food, Wild food

Go to your nearest park or forest with oak trees in them and collect a bag full of acorns (or as much as you need) Dry them in the oven using the pilot light (‘s’ on many gas cookers) or very low heat. This will not just dry them, it will also kill off any […]


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