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Wild Garlic, Nettle and Hairy Bittercress Risotto

A risotto is a fantastic staple, its flexible and versatile, it can be a small, light starter laced with truffle or it can be a big, robust warming supper that will fill you up and give you a big warm cuddle. At this time of the year with spring in the air but also a bit of a nip a big bowl of risotto is the perfect way to end a day’s food foraging. For an early spring risotto pick what you can find, in this case, Wild Garlic, Hairy Bittercress and Nettles. If you’ve not eaten Hairy...

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Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

The first green shoots of spring are poking their way up through the ground, one of the earliest and most prolific is the gardeners pet hate, the nettle. Perfect foraging The gardener may hate it but for the cook and forager nettles are a great ingredient.  Found everywhere they are versatile, healthy and a great source of vitamins and minerals. The easiest way to pick nettles is with a pair of rubber gloves, just pinch of the top leaves as they are the youngest and freshest and nicest to...

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