Duck with elderflower and lovage

Elder flowers are synonymous with the start of British summer, but apart from making elderflower cordial, wine and champagne, they have a great many other uses. We found this great recipe by Lawrence Keogh on the BBC Food website which uses elder flowers and elder flower cordial to dress a rather tasty peppered duck. A […]

More to Mushrooms with Ed Baines

TV personality and celebrity Chef Ed Baines has produced a series of videos for the Mushroom Bureau demonstrating how to get the most from cooking with mushrooms. Though often overlooked, there is a particular method for cooking mushrooms to ensure that they taste their very best and it has become Ed’s mission to demonstrate how […]

West Dean Foraging Course

Nik Westacott, West Dean foraging expert will be leading a wild food foray on the West Dean Estate on Thursday 20 October. Foraging, especially for mushrooms, has long been a passion wild food expert and chef Nik Westacott. “A lot of my colleagues wait for foragers to bring wild food finds to them but there […]

Spiced Sloe and Apple jelly

We all know that Sloes make a great Sloe gin or Liqueur but combined with apples, they can also make a wonderful rich jelly. Tiny purple sloes look like miniature plums and have a huge seed and very little flesh.  Although they can be used to make jam, you will spend a lot of time […]

Wild food & Medicine forage walks in and around Oxford

Chris has been in touch from the Oxford area to let us know about some of the courses he runs in the Oxford area. He hosts guided wild food & medicine forage walks in Oxford and south east England. The courses are designed as an introduction into foraging for wild plants. With 12 years experience of foraging […]