Taste the Wild Blog

November 19, 2017

Healthy wild greens pie

Feeling the need for vitamins and minerals yesterday I looked to the hedgerows for some super boosting veg. It was great to find these two young plants growing in abundance –

Cleavers Galium aperine – 12.7% protein (source Kew.org) Sometimes known as Goosegrass this edible and medicinal herb has been used as a detox herb for centuries and is said to stimulate the lymphatic system, cleanse the kidneys and benefit the skin. It tastes great too, sweet and pea like. Only eat the young shoots and … Continued

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September 30, 2017

Blackberry and Elderberry Gluten-free Tray Bake

These delicious fruity slices are simple to make and nutritious - it just happens that they are gluten free too

You can mix the berries up for this recipe, or use just one type. –  if you can still find some Elderberries it is a good plan to freeze them. Did you know that the Elderberry is a useful anti-viral and can help to combat cold and flu symptoms. This recipe makes 12 slices • … Continued

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September 24, 2017

Blackberry and Elderberry Wine

This wine is amazing, it certainly knocks the socks off the old heavy country brews, to me it is more like the modern fruity reds from the new world

  Blackberry and Elderberry wine – makes 30 bottles This recipe is for a standard large fermenter but for a 1 gallon demijohn reduce the ingredients to one fifth of the amount. It is very important to sterilise your equipment, I use a brew safe cleaner/sanitiser at all stages to make sure the wine stays … Continued

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