Taste the Wild Blog

March 7, 2016

Rhubarb, Gorse Flower and Mascarpone Cake

If you’ve never tasted Gorse flowers and you see some, pick a couple of handfuls and celebrate Spring with this fabulous cake This is a Victoria sponge made extra special by the addition of fruit, flowers and cream cheese. A decadent indulgence for a special occasion. Gorse flowers have a fragrant, almost tropical taste that … Continued

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December 24, 2015

Mushroom macaroons with truffled ganache filling.

I had a chocolate covered cep lollipop as a pre-dessert a few weeks ago. It was really good! Chocolate with mushroom turns out to be a great, though unusual food combination. Apparently science backs this up, “both mushrooms and chocolate contain aldehydes (a compound that imparts nuttiness) and pyrazines (which enhance roasted flavours), says Bernard Lahousse, … Continued

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August 15, 2015

Bilberry mousse, Meadowsweet crumb and Heather flowers.

It has been such a busy summer so far and we have been having a great time running our foraging and cooking courses and meeting some incredible people from around the country. With all this outdoor activity going on I have been neglecting both my cooking and blogging duties.   Sorry…. It was my birthday last … Continued

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