Foraging Hawthorn (Wild Food in September)

Discover how to forage hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) in the hedgerow and what tasty wild foods you can make from it. Haws make a great wild medicine and have many health benefits. Join Lea (and baby Beren) as they show you how to identify and collect this awesome plant.

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How To Forage Winberries (bilberry)

I show you one of my favourite wild foods, the winberry. Many call it bilberry. Learn how to identify it, where it grows and how to pick it quickly. This is an amazing free food to forage and grows abundantly in uplands. I am using these tasty berries to make a summer pudding, which will be the subject of another video.

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How To Eat Ash Keys

Learn how to preserve ash keys as a wild food. I show you a method for pickling and fermenting ash keys which is easy to do. These are two ways to prepare and preserve this wild food so you can enjoy it year round. This whole exercise is an experiment though so time will tell if this process improves the ash keys flavour. Try it for yourself 🙂

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How To Forage Spruce & Use It (5 Tasty Recipes)

Spruce is a little talked about wild food, but it's great stuff! I show you how to forage yummy foods from Spruce trees. You will learn to make 5 tasty recipes using spruce tips. Spruce makes a refreshing and zesty ingredient and it's so good for your health. I show you ways to prepare and preserve this wild food so you can enjoy it year round.

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Do You Know This Wild Food?

Many foragers don't know about this great and tasty wild food. James shows you one of his favourite wild foods that makes a great foraging snack when you're out on a walk. It's the fresh, young seed cases of the Elm tree, which appear in April.

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