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Foraging for Brambles with Scrubland Scavenger

Foraging for Brambles with Scrubland Scavenger

The next in the series of Autumn Foraging posts from Scrubland Scavenger. This time we are out Foraging For Brambles (Blackberries).   In the previous post we learned some Foraging Basics such as the kind of kit you need and how to forage responsibly and safely....

Autumn Foraging with Scrubland Scavenger

Autumn Foraging with Scrubland Scavenger

Scrubland Scavenger is out and about in the Scottish Borders doing a spot of Autumn Foraging. This is the first in a series of Autumn Foraging posts for Food Community from Scrubland Scavenger looking at four easily identifiable berries available around this time of...

Dandelion Honey Recipe – Make your own honey using dandelions

Dandelion Honey Recipe – Make your own honey using dandelions

Here is a very simple dandelion honey recipe that I use every spring. Technically it is dandelion syrup as there are no bees involved to make the honey, but it does taste and look a lot like regular honey. This dandelion honey recipe is so quick, easy and cheap and if...

Garden Syrup Recipe – Capture summer scents and flavours

Garden Syrup Recipe – Capture summer scents and flavours

Here is a very simple garden syrup recipe that you can adapt to your taste and use to make the most of whatever crops you have in abundance. This garden syrup recipe is hardly even a recipe. Just your favourite flowers/fruits/herbs with  sugar and water. But syrup...

Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea – Tasty, cleansing and free

Cleavers Tea is a great drink that is not only abundantly and freely available during spring and summer, but also very nice tasting and extremely healthy. Why not give it a try? Cleavers is a common weed also known as sticky willow/sticky...

Recipe for Elderflower Cordial – Seasonal recipes for June

Recipe for Elderflower Cordial – Seasonal recipes for June

Here is a simple seasonal recipe for Elderflower Cordial. If you have never tried Elderflower cordial before, it is a super refreshing summer drink with an interesting and mature flavour that you will never tire of!   Recipe for Elderflower Cordial: Ingredients...

Edible Weeds: Enjoy wild food in April and May

Edible Weeds: Enjoy wild food in April and May

Many of our common weeds are perfectly edible and highly nutritious. Early spring is the best time to be eating these edible weeds, when they are at their most tender. A Weed is just a plant growing somewhere we don’t want it to. Weeds could also be defined as plants...

Harvest times for fruit in the UK: Looking forward to fruit!

Harvest times for fruit in the UK: Looking forward to fruit!

Here is a list of harvest times for fruit in the UK. These are approximate dates for fruit grown outside. Of course other fruits can be grown undercover and similar fruits will be available for harvesting sooner, but this list will give you a good idea of typical...

Grow your own Elder trees from cuttings in March and April

Grow your own Elder trees from cuttings in March and April

Early spring is a good time to prepare to grow your own new Elder trees from cuttings. It’s a quick and easy job that creates new trees for your garden and/or to give to neighbours. Elder is a great garden tree or hedge producing loads of tasty elder berries and...

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