Tag: flowers

Foraging in July is typically the warmest month of the year, the hot weather can make finding fresh greens more difficult as plants focus their energy into producing flowers and fruits. Depending on weather conditions there are a few gourmet mushrooms around too. So what can you forage in July?…

Mayday traditionally marks the beginning of summer and May can often be one of the warmest and driest months of the year, foraging in may can be fruitful. Spring greens are still out in force and the warmer weather means the next wave of edibles is just beginning. So what…

Dandelions have been around for at least 30 million years and this dandelion blossom tempura recipe is just one of the many ways to use them. Humans have relied on it for food & medicine since pre history & have used it ritually for making luck, divination & making wishes…

Lilac / Spring / Summer / Edible Other Common Names:  Lilac flower, sweet lilac Latin Name: Syringa vulgaris and other species Physical Characteristics:  This is a deciduous shrub that blooms in spring with cones of wonderfully fragrant flowers. It can grow up to 7m tall and can form suckers with…

This dandelion flower jam recipe makes a zesty and zingy marmalade which has a flavour reminiscent of an apricot jam – it looks fabulous with dandelion petals suspended throughout and can be used straight on toast and scones or enjoyed in a more exotic manner by mixing with soy sauce…