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Foraging for Cockles on the Welsh Coast

There is something very rewarding about foraging for your own food, it’s like a treasure hunt for grown ups. I am no expert forager mind you and I would draw the line at foraging for mushrooms. 831 more words


A Sense of Autumn

ripening crops in the kitchen garden … berries to be foraged from the hedgerows … seed pods and seed heads bursting with seeds to be saved … flowers with rich, jewel-like colours in the flower garden … how I love this season!


Elderberry & Echinacea Tincture

September has arrived, drawing Summer to a close. Things are slowly starting to change, the temperature is getting that bit cooler, the evenings are drawing in. 470 more words


Wild Edibles: Indian Pipe

Indian Pipe is one of my favorite plants to find while out in the woods. It’s bright pale coloring makes it seem like something from a fantasy novel. 158 more words


Wild Edible: Japanese Knotweed

An invasive species to the US, Japanese Knotweed is native to Japan, China and Korea. It was brought to Europe and the US as a decorative landscaping element. 1,197 more words

Frugal Foods

Wild Edibles: Shiso

I discovered Shiso in typical homesteading fashion. While I was weeding my garden I found a particularly fragrant weed. It smelled like a mixture of mint and licorice. 190 more words


Crab, Samphire and Barber's 1833 Quiche

Well, it looks like the summer holidays have certainly taken their toll on my blog. Museum visits, cricket in the park and excessive ice-cream consumption (not to mention the small matter of doing some actual work on top) left little time for writing about cheese. 670 more words