Category: Recipe

A Spring tonic

take a cup or small mug, china is best or handmade pottery add half a teaspoon of honey – Scottish heather honey is the equivalent or better goodness to Manuka and local add 3-4 very small pieces of crushed chilli, dry is good for this, fresh if available. Morrisons sell dried crushed chilli in their …

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Dandelion Coffee

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), a wonderful medicinal herb and scourge of gardeners with its invasive roots. Many parts of the Dandelion can be used for salads, coffee and medicinally. As a lazy gardener, this year I had a bumper crop, so thought I’d try an old coffee-substitute, Dandelion Coffee. Dandelion Coffee Recipe  Dig up the Dandelion …

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Wild Foraged Kimchi

A quick post about Kimchi – I’d never made this before, my South-Korean-loving little brother has a birthday on Wednesday and I wanted to make him something, so why not both pungent and explosive? After a good trawl of the internet, I found this amazing recipe on www.thekitchn.com – it really is simple and seems idiot-proof. My Variation: I …

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Fermented beetroot juice

This is a recipe of Fermented Beetroot Juice!!! Full with good bacteria for our digestive system and it is a great superfood for immunology system: 1. sterilize big glass/clay jar 2. boil water and let it cool a bit. Add one Himalayan salt (tablespoon for 1liter of water) and and stir it with sterilized spoon …

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Elderberry Brandy Syrup

A tasty (alcoholic) remedy for colds, packed with vitamin C. Elderberries are on the trees around September time. You will need: A large bowl of fresh elderberries (something like 20 heads) 70ml bottle of brandy Small jar of runny honey Large jar Wash the elderberries and remove all berries from their stalks. Fill your jar with …

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Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild Garlic Latin: Allium ursinum Gaelic: Creamh Wild garlic grows in wooded areas. It has long, flat, rubbery-feeling deep green leaves and around comes into flower around the end of April. You are a likely to notice wild garlic by its smell as by its appearance, as it gives off a pungent garlicky aroma which you can’t miss as you …

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