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Thread: Forage of the Month - a Challenge

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    Of course we can post recipes, Nicos.
    All the more the merrier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnie View Post
    Mabey's book talks of making a puree for use in Nettle Haggis amongst other things, he likens the taste to similar to pea pods.
    I made my own nettle tea once but it tasted just like pea pods
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    Nettle soup requires some Cornish Yarg, cheese wrapped in nettles, what's not to like (unless you go for the wild garlic wrapped Yarg of course)
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    Come on you lot, what happened to the monthly forage, you missed the wild garlic though there is still some around.

    We have though entered the season or the Elderflower, unmistakable with its heady smell of wee later in the day and sweet smelling flowers in the morning!!

    So who's up for some Champagne, fritters, or cordial?
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    We've been waiting for you to come back, Mikey. Nice to see ya.
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    If this has tempted your taste buds perhaps you'd like to try some of these easily identified plants.

    Blackberry leaf tea, very good for sore throats, and bad breath so maybe take some to work for that colleague you're not quite capable of telling to suck a mint!!!

    Garlic Mustard, coming to the end now but, looks a lot like nettles with a single stem and a delicate white flower head but no spikes you can eat it straight off the plant though it does have a strong raw garlic undetone... so better sweated with a little butter and rubbed onto some toast.

    Hairy Bittercress, maybe swap the rocket for this in your salad, saves chucking it on the compost.

    Hawthorn Leaf and Flowers, these make an interesting addition to a salad, a slight apple undertone to the flowers and young leaves.

    Lots more to come next month
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    While I remember for those of you further south you might also have the delicate fronds of meadowsweet out, with me it's more the end of this month, obviously don't pick on the roadside but footpaths that are less dog friendly is a good start. The leaves taste a little of cucumber and the flowers smell faintly of almonds, the flowers though make a lovely summer sorbet.
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    Quiet day in work VC everyone is out gardening clearly!!!!

    It's always nice to return especially when you start a topic on my favourite pastime.
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