Lacto-Fermented Wild Garlic… and a super green pesto recipe.

Wild garlic season has started here in the south of England and its wonderful. Allium Ursinum or ransoms/wood garlic/wild garlic, is a beautiful broad leafed plant that envelopes the woodland floor with luscious patches of green and leaves the air smelling of fresh but subtle garlic. We love it! Wild garlic is edible and often [...]

Lemongrass & Juniper Berry Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of our first and probably our most favourite ferment. If you have ever tried homemade 'kraut, you will know how superior it is to anything you can buy in the shops! For those of you who don't know, sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented condiment. It's name is German, meaning sour cabbage. Traditionally, sauerkraut [...]

Double Extraction Chaga Tincture

We received a great amount on interest in our Chaga Jun recipe so thought we should post another going into more detail of how this brilliant fungus can be used medicinally. We will share a how to make a double extraction Chaga tincture as well as how to use it, why we should be utilising [...]

Chaga Jun Kombucha

Chaga is an amazing mushroom that has been all over the internet at the moment - and for good reason... The chaga mushroom is commonly found on birch trees (and a few others) and has been used for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Tzar Vladmir Monamakh, a 12th Century Russian emperor, even claimed it [...]

Usnea Lichen Part Two.

Old Mans Beard Lichen. This is a follow on post about the Usnea medicinal lichen and our experiments to create a powerful medicine from it. After collecting a small bag of lichen from the woodland floor, we bought it home to clean and dry.One of the first things we noticed was a lot of little [...]

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 [...]