Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes Wild Garlic, or Bear Garlic and Ramsoms as it is also known, is one of springtime’s superstars. You generally can smell it before you see it. That wonderful, pungent aroma seeping through deciduous woodlands, promises a sensory bombardment of enticing odours and spicy taste sensations. Sending up new shoots from early March and flowering fromContinue reading “Wild Garlic Pesto Recipe”

Keema Recipe – A quick and cheap one-pot meal exploding with flavour

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is one for the meat eaters amongst you, although this could be adapted as a vegetarian dish (I like to substitute Aduki beans for mince). For people wanting to include good quality, good provenance meat into their diet, availability and cost can be an inhibiting factor. Minced meat can be a great affordable option.Continue reading “Keema Recipe – A quick and cheap one-pot meal exploding with flavour”

Bigos – Polish Hunter’s Stew Recipe

Reading Time: 4 minutes This one is for the meat eaters. Here in Ireland and Britain, and possibly much of the rest of the world, when people think of Polish cuisine they could be guilty of imagining a stereotypical meal of meat and cabbage. There is much more to Polish food culture than this. However… Bigos is a dishContinue reading “Bigos – Polish Hunter’s Stew Recipe”

Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I was walking with the dog this morning, stuffing my face with blackberries I noticed a fresh new crop of Common Sorrel growing up on the edges of the pathways that had recently been mowed. Glancing around I could see masses of the stuff bursting forth like little emerald starbursts in the grass. ArmedContinue reading “Sorrel and Red Lentil Soup Recipe”

Vitamin V – And Why Foraging is the Ultimate Human Exercise

Reading Time: 10 minutes How many plants do you eat? Do you get your ‘5 a day’ quota or are you like my Mum and only eat peas (we have to phone ahead when we go out for dinner)? But how many actual varieties of plants do you actually consume? The Earth has an estimated 400,000 plant species thatContinue reading “Vitamin V – And Why Foraging is the Ultimate Human Exercise”