Not another Wild Garlic post

In my initial foraging post I mentioned that I googled ‘Wild garlic pesto’ and got back 10.7 Million results. Well, now it will be 10.7 million and one! I’ll also give ideas on using the flower buds and using it as a dried herb with some examples not often mentioned, so hopefully this post will…

Mushrooms – Where to start

Mushroom season is well and truly upon us, and so it seemed a good a time as any to post this introduction to looking for, identifying and eating them.  There are around 14,000 known species of mushroom on earth, with 10 times that many suspected as the true number. There is such variation on how much…

Foraging – Where to start.

Foraging  has become hugely popular, and as with food and cooking in general there is a vast difference in how people interpret what constitutes a ‘foraged dish’. I was recently added to a Wild Food group on facebook by someone who knows I regularly forage and make my own salves and medicinal teas. I scrolled…

Where to Start – Wild Swimming

Wild swimming is one of the most popular ways to do something in nature during summer, with websites, clubs, books and newspaper supplements regularly available on the best places to swim. A lot of emphasis seems to be on finding ‘hidden’ lakes and ‘secret’ waterfalls, but you have to wonder how secret something is once it’s been…

Where to start – Walking in the UK.

Walking – not to be confused with Wandering, which I will write about another day – is largely free, gentle exercise and a good way to experience the natural world at your own pace, in a way that makes you comfortable. After my Mum had me (more than a decade after my sisters) she decided…

The Outdoors is Yours to Enjoy

I decided to make this website because I have noticed that whilst we are being told to go out and enjoy nature, many of the ways adults in particular are told to enjoy it involve a lot of effort, or we feel that we have to document it beautifully, or do something unusual, in order…