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Wild Garlic & Fennel Seed Sauerkraut

With the abundance of wild garlic now spring has finally arrived I was keen to do some preserving so I could enjoy the crop once its gone (not that its going to last that long at this rate!).  321 more words


Foraging Finds, Week Ending April 22

I spent Earth Day 2018 marveling at the beauty and abundance of the natural world around us.

Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) are blooming amidst the more readily recognizable pink and white blossoms of cherry and pear trees. 444 more words


Get off the beaten track in Crete

There are no sheep, but there are plenty of goats. They climb trees, they climb over your car. They climb pretty much everywhere. 

Why Crete? 1,201 more words


Wild Nettle Houmous

Stinging nettles are a godsend in April, when supplies of last season’s veggies are running low and next season’s veggies are not quite ready. 527 more words


The Many Uses of Dandelions

There are enough Dandelion flowers in bloom that you can start collecting now for various recipes, Last year’s Dandelion Flower Wine was a great success as well as the… 274 more words

Beneficial Plants And Shrubs

Lilac Fizz

While we wait for spring to arrive and hope it does before we get full-on summer, I have been feeling more and more impatient to get outdoors and collect some wild spring edibles. 269 more words


Gathering Dandelions: Celebration plus Recipe

“You EAT them?” a little boy new to the neighborhood asks. He leans forward for the answer, his face ready to constrict in doubt.

Children already well acquainted with our family’s springtime ritual stop picking. 1,900 more words