Grow Forage Cook

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5 Top Tips for Beginner Gardeners

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My five best bits of advice for anyone thinking of starting to grow their own food.

Stinging Nettles

When I first made stinging nettle soup I didn’t expect to love the taste as much as I do. As most people I had always seen them as an annoying potentially painful weed. But nettles have a unique sweet earthy… Continue Reading →

Nettle and Sweet Chestnut Soup

I paired nettles with wild garlic in spring and I thought that the autumn crop might work well with sweet chestnuts, my main autumn foraging crop, and the result was delicious.

Aubergine and Cauliflower Curry

I always order brinjal bhaji at restaurants because I love aubergines. This is my own version, that works well with most vegatables but is particularly good with aubergine and cauliflower.

Goose Grass

Goose grass grows everywhere like a weed, and you can eat the young plants. What do you think it tastes like? I tried it…

Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the woods is a beautiful mushroom that you can substitute for chicken in most recipes

Nettle and Wild Garlic Soup

Nettles and wild garlic come up together in spring, and compliment each other beautifully in this delicate tasting soup.

Chinese-Style Mushroom Soup

A simple Chinese-style mushroom soup.

Jelly Ear Mushrooms

Jelly ear mushrooms are commonly found in the UK and although they look bizarre are a treat for mushroom and wild food lovers

Tooting Community Garden

My local community garden is a green oasis in the heart of South London.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soup is always best with wild mushrooms, so this is the best time of year to make it!

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