Yesterday we went for a walk in the woods not far from where we live. Its times like this when I wish even more that I had a dog that I would take with me, ah I can wish - one day.
I came back with a small handful of edible flowers. First gorse flowers. Ever since I learned they were edible, I wanted to forage for some, but I only ever saw them on the polluted motorway. So you can imagine, I was quite pleased to find them in a relatively clean environment. I've got quite a few recipes bookmarked to make: gorse flower syrup, gorse flower ice-cream, gorse flower cordial, gorse flower wine and much more, but this time it will be something relatively simple, as I did only pick a small posy.
Then later that same afternoon, we went for a drive to a place where I know where wild garlic grows. I picked only a little, its a little late now really - but I did bring back a small bagful to make something simple.
My blog has loads of wild garlic inspiration, but I would like to share a handful such as
Wild Garlic Pesto Pasta
Scottish Wild Garlic Oatcakes
Wild Weed Tortilla
This time round though, I will be making something quite simple - Wild Garlic Hummus.
I am sharing this small harvest albeit one foraged and not from my garden with Daphne's Dandelions who hosts Harvest Mondays.