Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
I’m often asked about the best things to forage in a given season. In Autumn, there’s lots to choose from, with berries, nuts and fungi of all types in abundance.
Zuccherini are wicked Italian Sweet Treats.
Choose your favorite herb, spice, citrus fruit or berry, infuse it into a sugar cube, flambé it, pop it into your mouth and wait for the taste explosion!!
Scotch Hedgerow Jelly a real jewel of Autumn and perfect to serve with savoury and sweet dishes
Who said vitamins had to taste bad? Preserving the high vitamin c content in rose hips using raw apple cider vinegar is easy and delicious.
Rosehip Vinegar, a super easy recipe for fall
Rosehip jelly, the jewel in the forager's crown!
Foraging for food is a new concept for me. This rose hip jelly is my first dive into it, and I'm hooked!
Using a basic dehydrator or just air drying are two more methods of preserving our foraged bounty to use all year long.
Homemade vinegar may seem daunting but all you need is some wine, something wild to infuse it, such as wild rose hips, a dark cupboard and a good mother.
Use dried herbs/loose black or green tea to hand make an extra-special "Steeped in Love" Valentines Gift.