August 4, 2019

I don't recommend leaning over a river bank to collect fruit, but that was my first experience of gathering a bagful of wild Mirabelle plums on a misty morning walking by the Thames at Cookham.

I now look out for these little yellow jewels every year, marking the b...

June 15, 2019

The hedgerow is a source of so many delightful foods and flavours and while the most popular may be blackberries in late August, it’s the appearance of masses of frothy elderflower blooms that for me signals the start of summer and the most enjoyable gathering opportun...

April 6, 2019

With the arrival of spring, it's the perfect time for an uplifting walk in the woods to enjoy the carpets of primrose, wood anemone and bluebells. But if you are interested in taking home something to make a delicious snack, keep an eye out from March to June for the a...

October 3, 2018

If you want a truly delicious sloe gin fizz cocktail or elderberry vodka mixer at Christmas, now is the time to start preparing. And what better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than to pull on a pair of wellies and head out across the fields or parks to find the...

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