Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy

Food You Can Forage: Edible Plants to Harvest, Cook and Enjoy

by Tiffany Francis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472941206
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Tiffany Francis is a nature blogger living in the UK. She has always loved nature, books, and writing. She recently completed her Masters in English at UCL in London and moved back to Hampshire where she works on an ancient farm and volunteers for the Hampshire Wildlife Trust. Tiffany has been writing a blog since she was 17 where she writes about nature and books, or books about nature. She has done freelance editing and writing for the Guardian, Countryfile magazine, Hampshire Life, and more.

@tiffins11 / tiffanyimogen.com

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Foraging 5

The Ethics and Safety of Foraging 7

Making Good Use of this Book 7

Woodland

Introducing Woodland 10

Hawthorn 12

Elder 14

Blackberry or Bramble 16

Wild Strawberry 18

Lesser Burdock 20

Sweet Chestnut 22

Walnut 23

Oak 24

Lime 26

Garlic Mustard 28

Sorrel 30

Jewel Weed 32

Common Mallow 34

Hazel 36

Goosegrass 38

Comfrey 40

Common Valerian 42

Herb Bennet 43

Woodruff 44

Ground Ivy 44

Wild Garlic or Ramsons 48

Pignut 50

Scarlet Elf Cap 52

Giant Puffball 54

Hedgehog Fungus or Urchin of the Woods 55

Cauliflower Fungus 56

Dryad's Sadle 58

Oyster Mushroom 60

What's in a Name?: The Roots of Botanical words 62

Wildlife Watch: Woodland 64

Coastlines

Introducing our Coastlines 68

Hottentot Fig 70

Sea Beet 72

Common Orache 74

Sea Purslane 76

Marsh Samphire 77

Black Mustard 78

Wild Cabbage 80

Common Scurvy-grass 82

Lovage 84

Milk Thistle 86

Fennel 88

Sea Lettuce 90

Kelp or Oarweed 92

Sugar Kelp 94

Bladderwrack 96

Carragheen or Irish Moss 98

Pepper Dulse 100

Dulse 101

Laver 102

Sea Buckthorn 104

Gods and Monsters 106

Wildlife Watch: Coast 108

Heathland

Introducing Heathland 112

Common Gorse 114

Juniper 116

Bilberry 118

Cranberry 120

Heather 122

Rosebay Willowherb 124

Wild Thyme 126

Bog Myrtle 128

Chamomile 130

Bitter Vetch 132

Rowan or Mountain Ash 134

Secrets of the Heath 136

Wildlife Watch: Heathland 138

Meadows

Introducing Meadows 142

Guelder Rose 144

Blackthorn or Sloe 146

Barberry 148

Dog Rose 150

Crab Apple 152

Blackcurrant 154

Gooseberry 156

Common Poppy 158

Hop 160

Meadowsweet 162

Sweet Violet 164

Common Nettle 166

Good King Henry 168

Fat Hen 170

Winter Cress or Yellow Rocket 172

Watercress 174

Cuckooflower or Lady's Smock 176

Sweet Cicely 178

Alexanders 180

Ground Elder 182

Hogweed or Cow Parsnip 184

Borage 186

Wild Marjoram 188

Yarrow 190

Sand Leek 192

Chives 193

Wild Parsnip 194

Salsify 196

Goat's Beard 197

Dandelion 198

Field Blewit or Blue Leg 200

The Rarity of Wildflowers 202

Wildlife Watch: Meadows 204

Recipes

Cooking With Foraged Food 209

Darn Sloe Gin 210

Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones 212

Winter Slider 214

Hedgerow Jelly 216

Blackberry and Basil Syrup 218

Garlicky Greens 220

Pink Dandelion Wine 222

Pesto Primavera 224

Rosehip Syrup 226

Puffball Risotto 228

Hazelnut and Cranberry Loaf 230

Wild Rose Lokum 232

Hawthorn Vinegar 234

Spiced Elderberry Buns 236

Gorse Kick Mead 238

Orange and Dandelion Biscuits 240

Wild Thyme and Sea Buckthorn Vodka 242

Lemon, Marmalade and Poppy Seed Cake 244

Blackberry and Pear Crumble 246

Seaweed Frizzles 248

Foraging Calendar 250

Photograph Credits 254

Index 255

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