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10 hours ago
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Hogweed and wild Garlic soup Recipe 🌿

A springtime favourite, one to make when the first shoots of hogweed and wild Garlic leaves start appearing. Like most soup and stews, this is always better for being left overnight so that the flavours can really develop.

Recipe: Hogweed & wild Garlic soup

🌿Hogweed is Found 🌱☀️🍁

🌿Scientific name: Heracleum sphondylium

🌿common names: Hogweed, cow parsnip

🌿Found from March- November along wood edges, besides paths and roadside verges etc

POSSIBLE CONFUSION for Hogweed: Giant Hogweed. Please take care and if unsure do not pick/ eat. (See below for details, don’t be scared, be informed). youtu.be/-twjXFcn7yI


RECIPE: (Head over to wildfooduk.com)

Serves: 4
Prep: 15mins
Cook: 30mins


A double handful of Wild Garlic (approx 200g)

A double handful of hogweed (approx 200g)

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

25g butter

1 onion chopped

1 large carrot, chopped

1 stick of celery, chopped

500ml well flavoured veg stock

2 tablespoons double or soured cream

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Head over to @wildfooduk website or follow the link below for further details & the method on how to make this delicious dish!


🌿Please let us know if you need any assistance or information and remember to stay safe and never eat anything unless you’re 100% sure it is safe to do so. Never take risks and always ask if unsure



Giant Hogweed! This is a very dangerous plant with phototoxic sap which will burn your skin extremely badly if exposed to the Sun. This is no idle warning, if you want to see how bad the burns can get a simple google search should do the trick.
Giant hogweed, has slightly shinier leaves, more hair in a ring around the stem where the leaf joints are, and more flower stems, and is much larger when mature. Giant hogweed gets to 4 to 5 metres tall, common hogweed is normally around 2 metres or less
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5 days ago
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Hello lovely foragers, happy Saturday! we hope you are all doing fine today!

With the weekend upon us we thought we’d share this video with you!

You may have seen our earlier post on pignut (our plant to spot this month) but for those who’d like a little more information about this wonderful edible, take a look at our @wildfooduk YouTube channel. Follow Marlow and the wild food team around the countryside and discover with them!


There are lots of videos up on our page and further tips and tricks for foraging so make sure to like and subscribe to keep up with all the latest foraging news!

Right! Back to pignuts…

The pignut is a fairly common; found often in mixed woodland, hedge banks and field edges & meadows.

Common and a great find but often hard to spot due to their size. Pignuts take a few years to grow and produce a tuber so they should only be picked when found in profusion & many should be left behind for the following years.

It is the root you are after, you will be digging up the plant to get to the nut. You absolutely must be on private land when foraging for pignuts. PLEASE GAIN THE LANDOWNERS PERMISSION before you start.

🌿Leaves: Have delicate, fine, green carrot like leaves

🌿flowers: small, delicate, umbels of white flowers (umbrella like clusters)

🌿seeds: small, green, oval seeds sometimes with a red flush

🌿roots: it has a thin, tapering root which if successfully followed to the end will provide the swollen tuber or pignut.

🌿POSSIBLE CONFUSION: care must be taken not to confuse the tuber with poisonous bulbs such as those of bluebells, snowdrops or the tubers of lesser celandine which must not be eaten raw!! For further information about this plant, please head over to @wildfooduk website / YouTube channel to see their very helpful Hedgerow guides 🌱

*please note that photos vary to every hedgerow*

🌿Please let us know if you need any assistance or information and remember to stay safe and never eat anything unless you’re 100% sure it is safe to do so.

Happy foraging everyone! 🌱

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