Wild Carrots

By Gavin

I was out for a wander in deepest Essex recently and I came across a patch of land where Wild Carrots (Daucus carota) seem to thrive. You can barely take a few steps without tripping over some. Anyway, I wasn’t entirely prepared, but I did a quick video on my phone so I could show them……

Foraged Herbs Workshop

By Gavin

When you’re foraging for food and drink regularly, and doing your research on the things you find; It’s hard not to notice the medicinal properties of a lot of the plants. It had begun to pique my interest more and more; I’ been on a walk with Handmade Apothecary’s Kim and Vicky earlier in the…

Foraged Booze

By Gavin

Now, I love the free stuff that I can find and collect and eat, and I quite like alcohol too; So to be able to combine the two is brilliant, hence foraged booze. I’ve had a go at making Elderflower Champagne, Sloe Gin, and Elderberry Vodka in the past, so when an opportunity came to…

Himalayan Balsam – Invasive Pest or Tasty Food?

By Gavin

  I was out for a walk around the Lee Valley last night, particularly looking out for Elderberries and Yarrow for some home-brewing projects I have planned. I found what I needed, but I could help also noticing the huge amounts of pink flowering Himalayan Balsam along the river’s edge just about everywhere. Whilst it…

A Definition of Foraging

By Gavin

Introduction to a foraging definition I wanted to post something along the lines of a definition of foraging and what it means to me, but I am in no way an absolute authority, hence it’s more of a discussion point rather than a hard and fast definition. This is what it means to me, but…