Wild Food Morning

Monday, June 6th 2011

Dandelion, Sorrel, Hawthorn, Chickweed, Burdock, Daisy and Clover were some of the ingredients gathered to make a colourful salad on today's Wild Food guided walk. People came from as far away as Hull to learn about some of the culinary delights that can be found in the wild.

Foraging on the moorland

Marion demonstrated how to collect Nettles without getting stung but nobody volunteered to help!

Picking nettles

The foragers then retired to the Field Centre to sample several different wild food recipes. Marion's Chickweed scones and Dandelion honey, Sophie's Nettle soup and Elizabeth's roast Pheasant were enjoyed by all.

Foraged feast

Well, with one exception…

Tasting Wild Food

The next event at Foxglove will be the Medicinal Plant walk on the 22nd June. Both of these events are in conjunction with Plantlife and Flowers of the Dales, please see the events section for further details.


(1) Comments:

Harriet Linfoot responded on 7th Jun 2011 with...

Thanks for a fantastic day! I learnt so much and throughly enjoyed every minute of it!


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