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primrose illegal

Primroses and The Law

Contrary to what you might read on wikipedia, or occasionally hear along the byeways and bridlepaths, it is not illegal […]

Alpine Absinthe - Wild wormwood

Alpine Absinthe

Andy Hamilton in the Italian alps in search of the secrets of Vermouth, to make his version of an alpine absinthe. He shares his tale and his recipe here.

birch trees in Spring

Birch Bitters

Forager Liz Knight on when and how to create birch bitters. Blink for long enough in the early spring & […]

The medicinal commute - lime blossom

The medicinal commute

Filling up a medicine cabinet on your commute home from your office possibly sounds like one of the most mundane […]

Dock leaves and stems edible and delicious

The Rumex Cube

It was only recently that I discovered you could eat dock stems. That’s dock, Rumex crispus the curly leaved variety and Rumex obtusifolius

wild angelica growing on Islay

Carrot Family Bitters

There are members of the carrot family growing wild and in abundance that are potentially fatal – you must be able to tell apart the different species with 100% certainty

Woodsage - try it in your beer

Uses for Wood Sage

Unlike hops, where just the flowers are used you can use the whole of the wood sage plant to brew with – great, no waste and trouble free, you might think – well no!

The Botanist Gin Hawthorn

The Mayflower – Hawthorn

The Mayflower is a shruby tree that produces a small pink-blushed white flower with a sweet earthy scent akin to elder blossom.

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