24 May 2013


We went for our first proper foraging walk this week, armed with a book advising us on what we were likely to find and most importantly what they looked like.  We didn't find many different plants but we did come home with a large bag of wild garlic leaves.  I have made pesto with them in the past but this week have been using them in different ways.  I have had them with cheese in a roll as a salad, I have shredded them and added them to soup and I made a cheese and onion quiche which I added some shredded leaves to.

I have been keeping them in a bag in the fridge and they seem to be keeping well in there, they certainly smell strong when I chop them!  One of my favourite uses for the pesto is in a quiche/flan, I am not sure if the difference between these I am sure there is a definition!  Once I have  lined the dish  I am using with pastry I spread a thin layer of pesto on the pastry, then cover with shredded watercress leaves, chopped feta and you 'custard' mix I use eggs and elmlea, cook and enjoy!

I hope we can do other foraging walks this year so we can find the good local spots.  Often the garden is a good source, our picnic on the walk was a quinoa salad with chopped hawthorn and ground elder leaves.

Enjoy your weekend and the extra day if you are in the UK, I am away camping so hoping for good weather!

Linking in with Friday's Nature Table over at The Magic Onions.


  1. I've never managed to find wild garlic, but I've heard it makes wonderful pesto. I went on an organised mushroom forage and that was great fun.

  2. I would love to go foraging, what fun! There was a good article recently in The Simple Things magazine about wild garlic with loads of great recipes and ways to cook with it. I hope you enjoyed the camping and the sun shone for you. x

  3. Congratulations on your first proper forage! There are so many ways to use wild garlic, it goes with just about everything I make from curries and stews to pizza, salad and cheeses.


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