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Hawthorn

The humble hawthorn is one of the most magical and enchanted trees of Britain’s hedgerows, with so many traditions and folklore associated that is considered a fairy tree amongst hedge witches. Hawthorn enliven the countryside with its deep scented blossom

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Acorn pancake

Acorn pancakes

Acorns are rarely used as ingredient in Britain but are very versatile. This year I won my battle against squirrels and picked plenty of acorns, which I wanted to use to make bread. I was also suggested I could make

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Acorn bread

Often overlooked, acorns can make one of the finest flours. In a series of experiments, I made this huge bread with a whole-wheat appearance. It tasted very nutty and went very well with olive oil and prosciutto. Acorn flour is

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Crab apples

The crab apple is the wild counterpart to the cultivated apple, much smaller and tarter in flavour. The trees produce beautiful fragrant blossoms in spring and prolific fruit in late summer, which makes it a forager’s favourite. Description and species

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Wild garlic (Ramsons)

One of the earliest wild greens to poke through the soil in Spring is wild garlic. Their long, shiny and glossy oval leaves are fairly straightforward to identify and are one of the most abundant ingredients you can find at

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The old fashioned flowerpot bread

Using a terracotta flowerpot as a mould for your bread is the old fashioned equivalent to the trendy ‘cake in a mug’ that will give your children the perfect excuse to get involved in the kitchen. You can make just

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