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Jul 162014
 
I'm working on my new websiteI’ve had the logo done, I’ve had the photos done & I’m now on a WordPress course trying to build a new website.   A whole load of new photos, articles, courses and information will be live by the end of the Summer.  Here’s a taster of some of the photos taken by the brilliant Read More »
Jul 082014
 
Fat Hen is now hosting supper evenings. Start the evening with hedgerow cocktails under canvas folllowed by a mezze style platter of wild foods. Smoked pigeon breast, goats cheese with rock samphire pickle, crispy laver seaweed etc. etc. Book the venue for private parties up to 20 or buy a ticket for one of our Read More »
Jul 082014
 
Building a websiteIt’s Tuesday and I’m on a course I’m on a wordpress course at  DPN to build my new website.  I’ve woken up a bit now so feel that I can concentrate….I was very tired this morning.   Too many late nights and not enough sleep.   I haven’t succombed to the caffeine either which is Read More »
Dec 132013
 
A Wild Recipe for the Boxing Day Buffet!Nettle rotolo with ricotta and wilted wild greens (nettles, mallow leaves, alexanders leaves, watercress, 3 cornered garlic). A rotolo is one of the less common Italian pasta dishes.  Rotolo literally translates as a coil or scroll and this dish uses pasta sheets with a filling which is rolled up like a swiss roll.  The roll Read More »
Oct 182013
 
Another great Foraging Friday at the Gurnards HeadLast 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). These were simply pan fried in butter back Read More »
Oct 172011
 
Beware the Poisonous Autumn berriesOne of the most unusual poisonous Autumn berries is the berry of the Spindle shrub (Euonymus europaeus).  It is thought to be highly toxic though there don't appear to be many recorded incidents. The pink fruit capsules eventually split to reveal bright orange berries: The berries contain toxic cardiac glycosides and alkaoloids.  Children are attracted Read More »