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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Venison steak and kidney pie

Pictures tell a thousand words, diced venison steak, plus kidneys, plus pastry =delicious pie.

Friday, 13 July 2018


While the Prime Minister discusses Brexit at her country retreat known as Chequers there is a wild food which shares its name. The wild service tree is also known as chequers and its small dry fruit can be fermented into a drink but are generally not good to eat as they are. 

One of the largest service trees I have seen for a long time. They are fairly uncommon nowadays but where they are found they are a good indicator of ancient woodland.
Unripe wild service fruit

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Meadowsweet 'root beer'

We collected some meadowsweet on a walk in the woods yesterday and made some delicious 'root beer' with it. The blossoms steeped in boiling water and sweetened with brown sugar and lime juice make a delicious refreshing drink for this warm weather.
WARNING if you don't like root beer you wont like this it does have that germaline/wintergreen/toothpaste taste but we like it.