The Survival Series Part 11: Horn of Plenty

Walking across woodlands and along old ruins and walls, my inner forager leaps into action. This week on the survival series, I’m going back to fungi and am looking at other edible treat that’s worth nabbing if you’re in a hurry: Horn of Plenty or the Trumpet of Death Don’t let this mushroom’s ominous-sounding name…

The Survival Series Part Ten: Dandelions

Escapism can be such a release, but when combined with real world scenarios and food it can also be quite fun! Inspired by my love for post-apocalyptic survival, wild food and adventure, part 10 of this series is focusing in on: Dandelions Often considered as one of those pesky weeds that hang about your garden,…

The Survival Series Part Seven: Dillisk

Wild food, ahoy – Grab your buckets and scissors, we’re off on another seaside adventure! This week on the Survival Series, I’m taking a closer look at a rather tasty cold water algae: Dillisk Also known as dulse, this algae species is mostly found in the middle to lower shore. Characterised by its red or…

The Survival Series Part Eight: Pepper Dulse

If you’re a fan of foraging food and finding edible treats in the wild, this series is for you. For those who’ve been following this blog for a while, they may have noticed that I have a love for zombies and post-apocalyptic scenarios and so, this is how the survival series was born! This week…

The Survival Series Part Seven: Laver/Nori

If you’re a fan of foraging food and finding edible treats in the wild, this series is for you. For those who’ve been following this blog they may have noticed that I have a love for zombies and post-apocalyptic scenarios and so, this is how the survival series was born! This week we’re looking at…

The Survival Series Part Six: Stinging Nettle

In a world that seems to be dominated by fast and convenient food, do you ever wonder if there’s such thing as a free meal? This series, inspired by the “obviously impending” apocalypse and my love for survival, aims to share the best of food that can be found in the wild. Remember, when you…

The Survival Series Part Two: Wild Garlic

Last week I started a new food series here on the blog focusing in on my fascination with survival (and coincidentally the ever-looming apocalypse). Each week I’ll feature a wild food resource that can be found lurking where you least expect it. See it as a guide for when things start to go down; if…

Ballymaloe Day 45: Sweet dreams are made of sourdough…

Alfred churned around the bowl, licking up the sides and claiming the dough hook with gloopy glee. He was ready! As our usual theory day commenced, myself and Sophie fed our sourdough starter and plonked him down in between the rows of seats. Today Darina was prepping a Thanksgiving feast and assisted by Tracie and…