Fire ‘Cyder’ Kombucha Vinegar – Recipe

Fire cider vinegar. Fire vinegar is an old folk remedy which infuses cold & flu preventing herbs, vegetables and spices in cider vinegar. It was used as a tonic, especially during winter, to help ward of the unwanted illnesses that were rife! Traditionally fire cider vinegar was made with horseradish, garlic, onion, ginger and chilli [...]

Dandelion root, food and medicine.

One of our favourite winter forage plants is the dandelion. Taraxacum officinale. From autumn through to early spring we collect and utilize the roots of this amazing wild plant. As a food source, the dandelion is a power house of minerals. The root contains potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium. It is high in folic [...]

Chickpea Tempeh Success!

I recently had a go at making tempeh, a cultured and fermented bean 'cake', traditionally made with soy-beans. Tempeh is cultured with a fungus called Rhizopus Oligosporus. It comes in a powdered form called 'Tempeh Starter' and is readily available on the internet - I got mine from eBay. Originating from Indonesia, Tempeh is a [...]

Turkey Tail Mushrooms & Medicine

A New Year, a new blog... Winter is a strange place to start in the world of foraging but a great place if you know what you are looking for... Mushrooms! Mushrooms are the new favourite in the world of plant-based medicines and healthcare. Although they have been around for millennia, it seems that research [...]