Posts by dafydd

Elderberry port and autumn thoughts

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in News | 2 comments

Elderberry port and autumn thoughts

So the summer has come and gone. There’s still a little bit of elderflower cordial left so in my mind I can extend it a bit but September the first is always the day I associate with the end of the summer. It means that school’s just round the corner. The summer berries and peas are finished. It’s time to start thinking about what plentiful bounties creation has to offer during the next season of life.   I spent the summer foraging, baking and finishing my chicken coop and threw in a trip to Greece for good measure! I was delighted with my seaweed bread with seaweed picked from the...

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Elderflower delight

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Elderflower delight

The month of June brings almost unparalleled joy to the forager. As far as flowers go, the elderflower is the absolute king. It is so delicious and so versatile. It is one of the few wild foodstuffs that is collected for commercial use, and for good reason. It produces a beautifully refreshing, summer cordial, one of the finest hedgerow champagnes, and an increasingly popular, sweet treat called elderflower delight. Thank you John Wright in the River Cottage Hedgerow Handbook for that. I won’t give away that recipe, you’ll have to buy the book for that but I will pass on my...

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Booze for free

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Booze for free

One of the delights of foraging is producing 9 litres of wine for the cost of a kilo of sugar and a couple of lemons (ok so it’s not quite free!) I spent a lovely half hour in the sun on the way home from work one day last week, picking dandilions and then spent not quite such a lovely half hour picking the green bits off! It’s a bit of an experiment at this stage but I’m certainly looking forward to sampling and a bit more experimenting. Where did I put that corkscrew?

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Dechreuodd e ‘da merch.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Dechreuodd e ‘da merch.

Dechreuodd e ‘da merch. Ma fy stori yn un diddorol ac yn un sydd, gobeithio, yn mynd i’ch ysbrydoli. Dwi ‘di clywed cogydd ar ôl cogydd yn dweud “Dwi di bod yn coginio ers o’n i’n chewch,” ond nid dyna fy stori i. Yn tyfu lan o’n i yn bendant yn gweld bwyd fel rhywbeth hanfodol er mwyn cael egni i wneud yr holl bethau arall o’n i am wneud. Pan welais un o fy ffrindiau coleg yn rhoi cyw iâr mewn pasta bêc, fe’m syfrdanwyd! Dyma, os bosib, pinacl bwyd.   Yna cwrddais i ferch a newidiodd fy mywyd am byth. Y tro cyntaf nes i goginio iddi, coginiais i basta a saws (heb gyw iâr!) Dwi’n synnu...

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