Jade’s Wild Food Cookbook

Fore Adventures’ Foraged Food Recipes

Nettle Soup Foraging Recipe

Nettle Soup Foraging Recipe

Nettles (Urtica dioica) are a fabulous source of iron, protein and packed with minerals. High in calcium, magnesium, nitrogen, potassium, vitamin A & C, this is a wild plant that is super versatile and super good for you. Spring is the time to forage for nettles when they are young and tender, pick the smaller younger plants between spring and early summer. Our favourite way to use nettles as we move out of winter into spring is by making nettle soup, it’s something about the taste of the hedgerows and the comfort of a steaming bowl of spring green soup that feels like you’re being hugged every time you take a delicious mouthful.

Wild garlic, courgette and goats cheese tart recipe

Wild garlic, courgette and goats cheese tart recipe

Wild garlic pesto is a firm favourite and a simple way for us all to get this super spring ingredient into our diet without trying too hard. Whizz up wild garlic leaves, pine nuts, olive oil and parmesan in a food proccessor, season to taste and you have a perfect pesto at your fingertips that can be added to pasta, drizzled over tomatoes and Mozzarella, or spread over sourdough.

Barbecued mackerel and wild pesto recipe | Kayak, fish, forage & feast

Barbecued mackerel and wild pesto recipe | Kayak, fish, forage & feast

A few weeks back we had the pleasure of sharing our passion for wild food with the lovely Alice Levigne, Radio 1 presenter and one half of the fabulous foodie duo Jackson & Levigne.  After a day on the high seas fishing & foraging on the kayaks around Dorsets iconic landmark Old Harry Rocks we decided to treat her to one of our favourite dishes; tomato spinach & chive salad with barbecued mackerel & lashings of our wild pesto. It’s one of the simplest and yet tastiest dishes to feast on and looks almost too pretty to eat (well almost!) 

Autumn Foraging | Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Autumn Foraging | Elderberry Syrup Recipe

School has started and the seasons are changing which can only mean one thing; coughs and colds are on their way! But how clever are the seasons to deliver us such a goody bag of medicinal supplies to prepare us for the winter sniffles. Elderberries are a firm favourite of ours for homemade syrup to treat those sniffs and snivvles (& to make the odd cocktail!) so we’re sharing a how to on the blog just in time before they all disappear.

Rosehip Oil Recipe | Ideas for natural Christmas gifts

Rosehip Oil Recipe | Ideas for natural Christmas gifts

So Autumn is drawing to a close, the trees around hutquarters are getting barer by the minute and the last of the nuts and berries are hanging on for dear life.  One of our fave festive fruits is the royal rosehip but as delicious as it is, there really is only so much syrup one can make with them, so this month we thought we would give this hip a nurturing role in the Fore household by creating our very own Rosehip oil.

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