I just love Spring, the new growth plants can only mean one thing in our house FORAGING! A few years ago we bought a small book called 'food for free' until then I hadn't really realised you could forage for food.
Slowly each season we try and pick new things. The last few years I have been making wine with the things we pick.
This time I wanted to try make something with wild garlic.
On Saturday I noticed some wild garlic starting to appear, it didn't look nice in the area I saw it as it was next to a main road.
So, on Sunday we went to a local spot to see if the wild garlic had started to make and appearance.
It had, the small clumps we left alone but the clumps where the leaves were starting to get larger we picked small amounts, hoping we can go back in a few weeks to get some more.
C is very good at foraging, and she seems to really enjoy it (she is fantastic at picking blackberries) so she came along to help out.
And we made
The recipe isn't mine, I got it from here Please take a look as they have some great recipes
100g wild garlic leaves Small onion 50g approx of shelled walnuts (you can alternatively use toasted pine nuts) 200ml olive oil / sunflower oil (I did a 50/50 mix) 60g hard cheese like Parmesan (finely grated) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Pop all ingredients (except Parmesan, salt and sugar) into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped Mix in the finely grated cheese, salt and sugar Add into a Kilner jar (it needs to be an airtight jar) Cover the top of the mixture with olive oil so it preserves the mixture
On Sunday, we used some with our tea, oh boy it was so good! This jar is going to go quickly, I am going to be making some more very soon.