Food and foraging experiences

Knotweed Syrup 

Knotweed Syrup 

This has a flavour similar to rhubarb syrup; it can be used for making knotweed lollipops, as well as Japanese knotweed lemonade which is lovely with added lemon and salt. The great thing about this recipe is the fact that it can be done later in the year with the older knotweed stems which are tooContinue Reading Knotweed Syrup 

Bilberry

Bilberry

Botanical Name: Vaccinium myrtillus Known Hazards: The Plant has high tannin content and if eaten to excess can affect digestion. Avoid eating if taking anti-coagulating medication. Could be confused with: Other Closely Related species in the Vaccinium Genus, Vaccinium uliginosum, Vaccinium cespitosum, Vaccinium deliciosum, Vaccinium membranaceum, Vaccinium ovalifolium all of which are similarly edible. Range and Distribution: The UK, Europe, Iceland to Spain, Northern Asia, Habitat: Woodlands, Heaths and Moors, enjoying acidic soil and dampContinue Reading Bilberry