Today I took a half hour stroll around the woodland at the back of my house – yes, I live in foraging paradise. With the big holes in my wellies I ventured across the river to a new spot on the riverbank that I hadn’t explored before.
One of my ABSOLUTE favourite things about foraging is exploring new areas. Unfortunately I’m past the brand new honeymoon stage of foraging in that it’s rarer for me to find plants I haven’t already encountered before. But it’s still fun to find the same old plant friends in new and unfamiliar places. It’s like the best kind of geocaching!
So with my soaking feet (new wellies please) I plundered around and was delighted to find a mammoth area of Garlic Mustard. Check it out…
On top of that I found plenty of fresh Wild Garlic shoots. This is me being entirely hilarious.
Coltsfoot Flowers. These taste AMAZING!
Golden Saxifrage (sexy fridge)
Wild garlic shoots – note the snowdrop leaves looking similar but less shiny and darker green!
The husband made a delicious stir fry with all the wilds. The wilds weren’t cooked (keepin’ it raw) but tossed through at the end.