Taste the Wild Blog

December 19, 2012

Christmas tree truffles

To me one of the loveliest scents of Christmas is that of the tree. These lovely chocolates have that same amazing flavour. The first thing you need to do is to make some Spruce flavoured gin. This is a simple process if you have a Norway Spruce Christmas tree. If not cadge a bit from … Continued

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December 12, 2012

Wild flavour for a Christmas dessert

Here is a lovely recipe which combines fruit, spice and cream to make an unusual winter dessert. Elderberries have earthy fruit flavour which is lovely with warming winter spices. If you don’t have any elderberries you could use blackcurrants. Elder Rob is a very old winter tonic made to ward off colds and flu. Usually … Continued

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December 4, 2012

"Bittercress and Cheddar Muffins"

Winter has settled in and a lot of plants have died off leaving us little to harvest, but no worries, there are still some greens that persist as basal rosettes such as bittercress! Bittercress, Cardamine hirsuta, is part of the brassicaceae family, the group that includes cabbages and mustards. It has, indeed, got quite a fiery mustardy … Continued

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