We absolutely love this time of year. Spring has officially sprung and it feels like everything is starting to grow again. Foraging for food might feel quite daunting at first, but once you’ve had a few successful trips it’s one of the most satisfying and rewarding things to do. We love picking elderflower for cordial and make a damn good foraged hawberry ketchup! April is all about wild garlic. A few days ago we went on a lovely walk in a beautiful woodland on the hunt for some for one of our dishes at our pop up last night.
The possibilities are endless with this good for you ingredient. The most popular thing to make is pesto, but you can add it to stir frys, pasta sauces, or blanch it like spinach and drizzle with oilve oil. Yum! This year we’re going to have a go at pickling some so we can use it later in the year.
Where to find wild garlic – it usually grows in woodland next to streams. Wild garlic season is April – June with the later growth being slightly on the bitter side. The white flowers are completely edible too and pack a garlicky punch!
Have you ever foraged for foods? What’s your favourite thing to pick?