Oct 182013
 

Last Friday saw the final Foraging Friday of the year at the Gurnards Head.  As usual, the weather held out, the company was great and as luck would have it some shaggy parasol mushrooms bestowed their fungal beauty right across our path (i nearly tripped over them).

Parasols and me

These were simply pan fried in butter back in the pub and devoured by hungry foragers….yummmm…..

The foraging walk from the Gurnards Head covers such a magnificent part of the coastpath and we really do have a proper good stomp.

Gurnards foraging day 11th oct 2013

As well as time to stop and look, chat and discover.

Foraging

These foraging days are about opening your eyes and using your senses.  Often we look but do not really see what's there.  These walks are about complete immersion in nature, feeling the wonderful restorative benefits of spending time outside and seeing beyond the patchwork landscape of greens & browns to the detail: the edible, medicinal and useful plants that surround us. After 2+ hours of wholesome fun we go back to the pub to indulge in a 4 course foragers feast of gourmet wild food; the best of the season's wild and local harvest.

The menu

Foragers lunch menu

Foragers back in the pub

Foragers having lunch

Chickweed & local tomatoes with a rosehip dressing

Chickweed and local tomato salad with rosehip syrup dressing

Wild watercress soup with a poached duck egg & pancetta

Watercress soup with duck egg and pancetta

Cornish hake with rock samphire, wild fennel & lemon dressing

Hake with rock samphire and fennel

Blackberry pud

Blackberry with lemon verbena ice cream
So, until next Spring 'adios' to the Gurnards.  It is possible to book a private foragers day at the Gurnards Head at any time of the year (minimum number 8).  Contact Caroline for more information (caroline@fathen.org).

 

 

 

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