Rosebay Willowherb

Chamerion angustifolium Synonyms: Epilobium angustifolium, Chamaenerion angustifolium.Rosebay Willowherb is a striking plant, growing up to 5 feet tall and displaying a vibrant display of pink flowers (last year, I spotted…

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Wild Garlic

Allium ursinum A popular wild edible that first appears as early as February in the UK.Growing abundantly in damp woodland areas. It is known by many common names including Ramsons, Wood…

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Foraged Mushroom 8: Amethyst Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina Who wouldn't be impressed by these beautiful purple Mushrooms? Not only are Amethyst Deceivers pretty but they're also edible. Identification Despite the name, these are quite easy to…

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Meadow Sweet

Meadow-Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria), is a lesser known source of salicylic acid, the compound present in Willow and used to make Aspirin.

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Herb Robert

Geranium Robertianum Little Herb Robert, Bright and small, Peeps from the bank Or the old stone wall. Little Herb Robert, His leaf turns red; He’s wild geranium, So it is…

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Pizza Della Siepe

I love Italian food! I could eat pasta every day. I also love the principle of Italian cooking: Good ingredients prepared simply and with love. I make my own pizza…

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Common Nettle

Urtica dioca Edible A good wild edible for new foragers, being very common and familiar to most of us from painful and often memorable introductions in childhood but they will…

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Wild Garden Soup

Nursing a mild hangover and in need of a wholesome meal with minimal input, I wondered outside in search of ingredients. Nettles were the first obvious choice, along with a…

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