The time has come to get your thinking caps on as James is busy planning for some most amazing foraging sessions to commence.
James is actually in New York as we type this hunting down radical wild edibles in the amazing city. His inspirational passion for the wild is addictive so much so he has been called to the city to help find some most awesome flavours.
Don't panic he will be back on Wednesday to pick the first harvest of WILD GARLIC!!!
First Out Of The Blocks - Wild Garlic
Available From: | Thursday 28th Feb
Wild Garlic Leaf
It's back, the first sighting of wild garlic was a few weeks back and slow growth has continued.
As long as the weather remains nice we should see the most seasonal and potent leaf on the planet make a return in abundance very soon.
Pine Needle Syrup
James has had the ladders out this week as he stretched into the canopy collecting sweet and lemon in flavour pine needles to take back to his kitchen and create this sticky syrup that will most definitely excite.
The needles from this particular pine variety hold a citrus twang that can be easily tasted in this awesome syrup.
Pine is infused and reduced in a secret concoction of ingredients to create a syrup which holds the plate and is amazing for dressings, garnish, flavour enhancing, basting even awesome behind the bar – order a bottle today to find out for yourself
Mixed Sea Vegetables
With James off to the coast every week we thought it would be a most awesome idea if you could sample the best the week has to offer in an affordable mixed selection.
This week the mixed salty flavours include sea beet, sea coriander, sea purslane and more have been picked in a secret location packed with love and ready to excite.
These totally affordable and totally wild sea infused mixture of vegetables should be investigated.
James has been busy in the woods over the last few weeks sniffing out all the fennel blossom he could find. He has picked enough to keep us going for a few months of this almighty fennel pollen.
The pollen is dried then ground with added blossom and wild spice to give you a dust that will send your senses into overdrive.
Get a few pots in – it lasts for over a year but once its all sold there won't be any until next year get yours now to avoid disappointment.
Sweet Cicely Syrup
Well what can we say about this most glorious concoction apart from its totally outstanding?
This syrup has an ability to hold the plate well and is packed with that delicate aniseed touch that will send your cells into overdrive.
Totally exclusive and Totally Wild, James you have most definitely created one of the best syrups ever !!!!
Wild dandelion has been picked, steeped and turned into this magical sticky syrup which at first thoughts may seem a tad crazy but give it a taste!!!
The syrup will hold the plate and bring excitement to all it touches, great for a drizzled garnish, squeezed into your sauce or used to baste your meat - oh wow just think about that for a second.
Pine - Douglas
Foragedpinee is a flavour that if you haven’t had the opportunity to use before you must give it a go.
Some infuse through stock, cream or dehydrate and grind, create a sorbet or even a syrup. A very simple method to get a radical result is to simply use it sat under a roasting joint of beef.
As the heat penetrates the spruce you can smell it's deep notes as it smoulders whilst roasting in the oven.
You will have noticed that there is no elderflower at the moment and that floral flavour is lost until at least June.
Well, don’t shed a tear just yet as James has collected a massive 400kg of flowers last season and turned them into a truly outstanding syrup. This awesome floral syrup holds the plate and perfect for desserts and many other things - you need to give it a try.
More Wild Flavours | Arriving Next Week - Sea Radish Anyone ???