Contents of the 'recipes: Wild Food' Category

Cooking Garden Snails

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Don’t look at me like that. If you saw this seasonal dish in a restaurant marked up as “Escargot” you’d probably be tempted. So why not try them for free at home?

The benefits are surely two fold. One one hand, you get a delicious meal that most French men would applaud. […]

WHB #77: Uses For Mint

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Mint is one of those herbs that once planted and established, can quickly take over your garden. Just what can you do with all that mint?

WHB #52: Rosemary Pesto

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Traditionally a Pesto is created with Basil, Garlic, Pine Nuts, Parmesan and Olive Oil. I’ve tried to keep this recipe as close to that original one as I can, however didn’t feel Basil was appropriate - it just wouldn’t work with the Rosemary. Since Rosemary is a very woody herb, it still needed a leafy companion to make this Pesto work.

WHB #50: Heather In The Kitchen

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

We were fortunate enough to have a couple of weekends away recently, one to the North Yorkshire Moors, and one to a small town called Moffat in Scotland. Both places shared hills, forests, and field after field of purple Heather.

As always, this abundance of Heather got me thinking - “Can I eat it”? Surely it’s not so infeasible. Heather honey is for sale in supermarkets everywhere, and Wild Game (such as Grouse) enjoy Heather as the main part of their diet.

WHB #49: Wild Mushrooms on Toast

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Mushrooms again? Well, it is that season. This weekend me and my wife went to the local forest, and came back (again) reasonably unsuccessful, this time with 3 medium sized ceps. It’s not enough for much of a dinner, but Mushroom on Toast (fried in garlic butter) just about fits the bill.