A Forager’s Visit to Corfu

By Gavin

I recently stayed on the East coast of Corfu (Greece) for a week, and whilst the intention was to have a week of complete relaxation, I don’t think it’s possible for a forager to ignore plants, ever.

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…

Crow Garlic

By Gavin

So this may be a basic one for some people, but I’d never heard of crow garlic until last week. So on Sunday I was looking out for it and there it was; By the side of the path in Lee Valley park. I thought it looked like the pictures, so I grabbed a few…

The Starting Point

By Gavin

OK, so where to start with this blog about foraging? How about with a confession. I’ve started this blog to chronicle my learnings and discoveries (and in some case, just reminders) that I pick up about foraging for food, and preparing it for eating and drinking. However, I’m not actually starting as a beginner. When…