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What is foraging?

What is foraging? Finding your food in the wild

Foraging for wild food have increased in popularity over the last few years, becoming a trendy activity for some and a complete lifestyle for others, as a result of rising awareness about eating organic and local fresh ingredients. What does

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Sloes

Sloes (Blackthorn)

Common name: Blackthorn, sloe Botanical name: Prunus spinosa Family: Rosaceae (Rose) Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa, though naturalised in other parts of the world. Local distribution: Very common all over Ireland and the UK, though

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English walnut

Walnut, English

Common name: English walnut, Persian walnut Botanical name: Juglans regia Family: Juglandaceae (Walnut) Worldwide distribution: Native to Central Asia and Southern Europe, now widely naturalised in Europe. Local distribution: Widely planted and sometimes naturalised throughout southern Britain. Habitat: Parks and

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Witches egg

Stinkhorn (Witch’s egg)

Common name: Common stinkhorn, witch’s egg, devil’s egg, Hexeneier Botanical name: Phallus impudicus Family: Phallaceae (Stinkhorn) Worldwide distribution: Found throughout much of Europe and North America. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Woodland, mulched gardens and

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Gorse

Common name: Gorse, prickly broom, furze, whin. Botanical name: Ulex europaeus Family: Fabaceae (Pea) Subfamily: Faboideae Worldwide distribution: Native to parts of western Europe and northwest Africa. Local distribution: Found widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Coastal, heathlands, wasteland and

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Setas_con_jamon

‘Setas con jamon’ stir fry

“Mushroom & ham stir fry” is a very simple yet delicious dish commonly served in Spanish bars as a tapas dish. The mushrooms are delicious served on their own, but there is no reason why they could not also be

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