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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Recognising Redshank (not the bird)

I've been at Riddy Wood recently running a family bushcraft course and so havent been able to update this blog for a few days.
For information about future courses check out the BushcraftEducation website.

On to the topic of foraging and wild food though: Redshanks are another useful wild green vegetable which just as the fat hen i used the other day makes a good ingredient for a quiche or as a spinache substitute. It goes under a couple of other names such as ladies thumb and jesusplant.

It's part of the buckwheat family, and you can see the similarity in the seed head. Its another good one to try over the summer months and your as likely to find it forcing its way up through the cracks in a pavement as at the edge of an arable field.

Enjoy it

Geoff

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