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Using Your Foraging Bounty

Home-made Creme De Cassis

Home-made Creme De Cassis

HF Forager, David Winnard, runs foraging workshops vis his site, Discover the Wild. His recipe for home-made Crème De Cassis, like our recipe for Raspberry Gin, is so simple. You can also use it as the base for other foraged liquors – Sloe Gin, Elderberry Whisky, Damson Vodka or, for the more adventurous, even a […]

By September 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Dandelionade

How to Make Dandelionade

One familiar use for the petals is in drinks, with dandelion wine being familiar on a forager’s to-do list but they make a thoroughly great soft drink too. See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/dandelion-wine/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/ Ingredients 2 litres – by volume – freshly picked open dandelion flowers 500g sugar 1 orange 1 lemon 4 litres water   Method […]

Getting through the Hungry Gap

Getting through the Hungry Gap

Dot Tyne, co-author of Viable Self-Sufficiency and writer of the very popular The Smallholder’s Diary in HF looks at ways of growing and foraging to feed the family during the hungry gap months of April and May. See Also: The Viable Self-Sufficiency Checklist How Much Land for Self-Sufficient Living? The Self-Sufficient Garden Planning for a […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Wild Cider Soda Bread

Wild Cider Soda Bread

Dedicated forager and HF contributor Dave Winnard, from the popular foraging site, Discover the Wild, shares his recipe for Wild Cider Soda Bread which follows the traditional soda bread recipe but uses cider for the liquid part instead of the buttermilk and has chunks of Wild Crab Apple in it to and you can always […]

By October 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Horseradish Sauce

Horseradish Sauce

A good, hot horseradish sauce adds a bit of zing to mashed potato, potato salad or, of course, as the perfect partner for roast beef and Yorkshire pud. See also: Chipotle Sauce Elderflower Mayonnaise Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup 3 Tbsp. Finely grated prepared horseradish 250ml chicken stock 2 Slices White bread 1/8 Tsp. Salt Black […]

By September 7, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Elderflower Shortbread

Elderflower Shortbread

This recipe for Elderflower Shortbread infuses a subtle hint of elderflower through the shortbread without it being too perfumey or ‘soap’ like. See Also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-make-elderflower-mayonnaise/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/make-elderflower-cordial/   You can, as an alternative, skip the elderflower sugar and grate orange zest in with the ingredients to make shortbread with a hint of orange. Or just […]

FORAGING FOR MEDLARS

FORAGING FOR MEDLARS

Interesting little vid showing what to look for when out foraging for medlars.

How to Make Elderflower Cordial

How to Make Elderflower Cordial

You can make a batch of this and use it either as a cordial or as a flavouring in ice creams and various other delights. You can freeze it too making sure you’ve got some throughout the year. See also Elderflower Mayonnaise, Elderflower & Tarragon Dressing INGREDIENTS 680g sugar 550ml water 1 lemon 12 elderflower […]

By April 24, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
How to Make Elderflower and Tarragon Dressing

How to Make Elderflower and Tarragon Dressing

This lovely recipe is by one of our regular contributors Elizabeth McCorquodale. see also Elderflower Mayonnaise, Elderflower Cordial This creamy dressing is delicious poured over warm chicken salad or poached trout. Use the annual French tarragon rather than the more common Russian tarragon, as the flavour is far superior. INGREDIENTS 1½ tbsp white wine vinegar […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Elderflower Mayonnaise

How to Make Elderflower Mayonnaise

This recipe for Elderflower Mayonnaise is by one of our regular contributors Elizabeth McCorquodale. See also Elderflower Cordial, Elderflower and Tarragon Dressing This mayonnaise is particularly delicious as a dressing for fish. While it does require forward planning in order to steep the flowers in the oil overnight, it is possible to make a batch […]

By April 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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