Category Archives: Wild Food

Stinging Nettle Smoothie Anyone…?

I regularly buy baby spinach for making green smoothies and thought I’d road test using stinging nettles instead as they are abundant, free, create no plastic bag waste and being freshly picked will hold a bazillion times more nutrients than … Continue reading

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Rabbit Stew

Yesterday, Jon suggested we go ferreting and as the sun was shining for the first time in weeks I jumped at the chance. First, we have to wake the ferrets up. (BTW Stinker, the ‘fret on the left, is yawning … Continue reading

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Rabbit Recipe – Rabbit Pie

Wow, I’m kinda thrilled! Following on from my goal to like rabbit meat in 2011 (AND it’s only day 3 – get me!!!) and the first ‘recipe’ I posted here, this is the outcome of the rest of the bunny … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hedgerow by John Wright

Jon and I have both collected foraging books and edible plant books for years. We have rather a fetish for knowing what’s around us that we can scoff. For free. So when River Cottage/John Wright brought out another of their … Continue reading

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Ginger & Boo earn their keep

Remember these 2 lil ladies? They are all growed up now and we introduced them to their first rabbit warren today. They had SO much fun! Hunting with ferrets involves netting off the warren entrances along a hedge, popping the … Continue reading

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Book Review – River Cottage Handbook No 5 – Edible Seashore

Wow. If ever there was a book that I wish I’d penned then this is it. This or Harry Potter. But this is the book that has been in my head for years, one that has been lacking on every … Continue reading

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A Saturday in Spring.

Our saturday ritual starts off with a ‘Jonny Fry Up’, a yummy bacon butty for me and the full works for Jon. He wouldn’t let me show you guys his breakfast… I wonder why…? Next we decided to get off … Continue reading

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Swedish Lapland

Jon and I have been reminiscing today about our trip to Sweden in 2007. It is such a remarkable country, I remember flying over it on arrival and being amazed at how little concrete there is. It is a magical … Continue reading

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Snuggly Sunday!

What a fabulous day! Jon & I mooched all morning in a lazy Sunday type manner and then we suddenly got motivated and upped & offed to the beach. No sooner had we got there than we went our seperate … Continue reading

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The Hedge Comber goes Beach Combing…

I was up and out early today for the monthly business breakfast meeting I attend. My best mate goes too so its always worth the effort and we usually go get a coffee afterwards. I could have then gone home … Continue reading

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