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 […]

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 […]

Course: Coastal wild food

Course info: Coastal Wild Food A unique introduction to the coastal wild food to be found on the shores of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria. Knowledge and use of wild food brings you into a much deeper connection with your local environment and also provides you with healthy, nutritious and balanced food throughout the year. It is […]

Dandelion Recipes

To most gardener’s the Dandelion is just a pernicious weed but all of it’s parts are edible, with many culinary uses and nutritional benefits.” This year,  a warm spring has seen Dandelions growing everywhere.  So, rather than trying to beat them, why not take advantage of the glut of free food and create some delicious […]