When is it a bad time of year to go foraging? …Never
That’s right, it’s never a bad time of year for a basket or bucket full of free, delicious, healthy food. You just need to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time and as a good friend of mine says, ”…there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.”
It’s January 2nd and it’s pretty cold outside but plenty of the Spring greens are already awake and excitedly putting up new shoots and tender edible leaves. My picture features fourteen of these that I picked in about as many minutes this morning and made into a tasty salad. Ok, the cold weather may lend itself more to a hearty soup or stew but the combined nutritional value and health giving properties of this lot will go toe to toe with any hot pot and the amazing array of wild flavours puts the tasteless lettuce and spinach on sale in the shops so far in the shade it may as well be winter all year long. Oops, time to stop ranting and get on with it.
The above article and images are extracted from John Rensten’s blog and was posted in January 2013.
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