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Chicken of the Woods.

And suddenly…. A wild chicken appeared!
Or… Laetiporus sulphureus, but who wants to say that?

I’ve always liked the thought of foraging for my eats, but because of being busy and my 1,000,000 other interests, I haven’t taken a lot of time to actually do it. 379 more words


Beach Trip: Exploring the Shoreline!

A couple days ago, Alex and I decided we needed a change of scenery and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway, landing somewhere between the Will Rogers State Beach and Malibu.   474 more words


Stinging Nettle Soup

Falling into stinging nettles was an occupational hazard of mine when I was 5 through to age 12. This was neither fun nor painless as I’m sure you can imagine but believe it or not every time I see stinging nettles now I am instantly transported to a happy place, a place where the tiny piece of wilderness that I used to play in at the top of my street was my own private universe!   329 more words


Forest foraging

Last week I got a Facebook message from Australian friend Kerri, who’s currently holidaying around the U.K., about a delicious asparagus and wild garlic soup she’d eaten. 439 more words


Wild Garlic Gnocchi

It’s that time of year again – wild garlic season is upon us! I went home to Cumbria a few weeks ago, and couldn’t leave without making my annual stash of wild garlic pesto. 344 more words


Mental wellbeing

This week I have started writing the last chapter for my new book on the wellbeing of adults who work with children. The chapter’s focus is on mental wellbeing, so often when we are stressed, anxious and are wellbeing is low, we lose focus on how we look after our brain. 374 more words

Mental Health

Episode 2 The Real Food Chain Podcast!

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Hello and welcome to episode two of the Real Food Chain podcast! I’m Jon and we’ll hear from my co-host Rich later in the show. 488 more words