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Delicious Nettles!

Nettles are one of nature's most versatile plants. For centuries they have been used as Spring tonics, teas, soups, pestos and even made into fibres for cloth and and if you get a sting, the acid from the plant  can help arthritis sufferers by releasing that uric acid into the bloodstream . We use them

Spring Foraging Recipes

South Co. Carlow is looking magnifcent this morning. Sun high in the sky, birds singing, blossom everywhere and our small county is basking in the very best of spring days.. I was in Powerscourt last Saturday givng a talk on Herbs and their great medicinal  powers and their uses in cooking. Some of the guests

WILD MUSHROOM HUNTS

There is something deeply satisfying about going into a beautiful wood looking for wild mushrooms .The combination of  trees, undergrowth and stillness combined with  the thrill of discovering some  delicious edible fungi or getting to know some of the fantastic varieties that live in our broadleaf or coniferous woods appeals to  us. Whether it is

11 Days to go for our First Workshop of the Year

On Saturday February 23rd we will host our first Find It ,Pick It, Cook It, Eat It Workshop of 2013. We will go deep into the woods and see what is peeking up after the winter. Already I have had a sneak preview and there are lots of interesting leaves and salady things beginning to emerge. We will look for edible leaves, shoots and