Gorse Syrup

Maybe I am taking to country living a bit too much, but at the moment the cottage is surrounded by Gorse Bushes. That coconut smell is filling the air and from a distant memory of a foraging course I did, you can consume gorse! So, I thought I would make some gorse syrup to add…

Wild Garlic and Mushroom Baked Eggs

It’s this time of year that the banks of the Water of Leith, in certain parts, overflow with the smell of Wild Garlic.  The season is short, March to June , so you need to be quick to get yourself some. Wild Garlic is a tasty and free food, so get out there and get…

Foraging Fun

As part of the Edinburgh International Science festival there have been a number of events held at the Botanic Gardens, including the Real Life Science Kitchen (post coming up soon!) and this, the Foragers Breakfast.  The experts guiding us through the event were Miles Irving, a forager and wild food expert and fellow forager John…