Monday 18 May 2009
Another extremely well-attended Food for Free course, and possibly the best yet, judging from the comment sheets. Emma Eastham took her group out to learn about, pick and cook nettles for soup at lunchtime, whilst Nick Miller took his group out to hunt for salad leaves, such as wild garlic, jack-in-the-hedge, broom flowers etc.
After lunch of nettle soup,wild rabbit pie and the last of the elderflower cordial, and another walk, followed by tea and home-made carrot cakes, John Warner instructed some of us on how to catch (in theory only), skin and joint a rabbit.
The next one, on 11 October, will mainly concern fungi, but we hope to make syrups and jellies from autumn berries, and taste sloe gin.