Taste the Wild Blog

October 19, 2021

Pontack Sauce / Elderberry Ketchup Recipe

During episode 4 of the Hairy Bikers Go North, Chris Bax uses “Pontack Sauce” as a dressing on his cured venison with pickled brambles. Missed it? You can watch it again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000zypn/the-hairy-bikers-go-north Taste the Wild is featured during the last ten minutes, but we would recommend watching the whole episode of The North York … Continued

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December 23, 2020

Yorkshire Masala Chai

In November The Guardian published an article on how you could “beat the cold” this winter and offered up seventeen different warming beverage ideas for your flask.  But my favourite, Masala Chai, wasn’t included. This sweet, milky, spiced tea is a hit from a flask, over the camp fire or even from the stove following … Continued

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August 30, 2020

Pine Cone Syrup / Honey Recipe

Fresh, green pine cones make a flavourful, seasonal syrup to add to your tea, use in baking, drink neat or to drizzle on your favourite desserts and breakfast dishes.

This deliciously fragrant syrup is a traditional Georgian and Siberian treat and is apparently an excellent remedy for a number of ailments. Find out more about the benefits of pine here.     You will need: Green Pine Cones – ensure the tree you are gathering cones from is indeed a pine tree and an … Continued

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