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Wild Garlic Mojo / Pesto


People tend to call herbs blended with pine nuts and cheese, Pesto. I know of another herb blend called Mojo, from holidays in Tenerife. Green mojo is similar to pesto but has more kick to it due to it containing garlic and coriander and they don’t add pinenuts, basil or cheese generally. I began . . . → Read More: Wild Garlic Mojo / Pesto

What a waste!

Discarded foraged wild garlic, ramsons, daslook.

Finding this discarded bunch of foraged ramsons, made me very sad yesterday. Not only did someone harvest the flowers of this wonderful wild herb but they also didn’t even eat them! I was even sadder to see them still on the ground, this morning. The flowers of wild garlic taste inferior to the leaves . . . → Read More: What a waste!

Ramsons are back on my plate!

ramsoms in frankendael

They’ve been looking verdant and smelling great for weeks now but today was my first little ramsons harvest of the year. Just two leaves, plucked from a huge swathe of wild garlic, will be enough to set this evening’s meal alight. So that’s all I picked. I urge anyone thinking of foraging any plants, to . . . → Read More: Ramsons are back on my plate!

Butternut Squash & Sage Pies

Butternut Squash & Sage Pies - Yum!

Pies remind me of home.  Here is a recipe for very tasty muffin sized pies which uses purple sage to enhance the flavours of butternut squash, sweetcorn and chicken.  They taste great hot or cold and make a handy packed lunch food.

I use homemade yoghurt pastry dough for my pies and quiches, I will . . . → Read More: Butternut Squash & Sage Pies

Last Chance Ramson Pesto (Wild Garlic, NL:Daslook)

Ramsoms Pesto freezer cubes and in jars

On Thursday I visited my freinds in De Hortus Botanicus and helped them to harvest some Wild Garlic/Ramsons (Allium ursinum, NL:Daslook). It grows vigorously in several parts of the beautiful garden and periodically is removed from paths and areas where it out-competes other plants in the Hortus collection.  I took home a large tub of . . . → Read More: Last Chance Ramson Pesto (Wild Garlic, NL:Daslook)

Ramsons (Allium ursinum, NL:Daslook)

12 Ramson leaves

The woodland floor in Frankendael Park is carpeted with flowering snowdrops and the emerging leaves of Ramsons (wild garlic, Allium ursinum). I’m sure snowdrops have their uses but when you find them, Ramsons are an urban herb forager’s dream.  All parts of the plant are edible and very useful, though the leaves and flowers are . . . → Read More: Ramsons (Allium ursinum, NL:Daslook)


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