Happy New Year everyone! Over the past few years – December and January have been far too cold for wild food, but not so today. Today was a very mild day for this time of year, if a trifle windy and a bike ride into Derbyshire was very much enjoyed.
I was quite surprised to find the floor of a woodland that we cycled through still covered in Wood Sorrel leaves – not the fresh green of new spring leaves yet, but still a refreshing lemony snack. However, further along the route, on the grass verge of a minor road, I found fresh growing chickweed flourishing and looking very tasty indeed!
I am very much looking forward to a year of foraging and will keep you posted on what’s available in the big outdoors.