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April 19, 2015


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Can't say I've ever had wild garlic Lucy. I totally agree with you that weekends are all about family and it doesn't matter where you are - as long as you are together :)


Right, I'm moving to your town!

Yes, always wondered about wild garlic too - look forward to your foraging-cooking experiment!


I use wild garlic every year, it is a highlight of spring cuisine, I think. You can make pesto (wild garlic, olive oil, salt is the most basic one, and then you can add, nuts (pines, walnuts, ...) and/or cheese), you can blitz it with cream and freeze it in icecube trays, then add one cube to soups when needed/wanted, you can use the buds and pickle them with a brew of water, vinegar, salt and pepper and any other condiments you like in your pickles, and you can use the fresh leaves in almost any dish you like - a favourite at our place is pasta with onions, chopped wild garlic leaves, cream and parmesan. You should forage the leaves before the plants flower, though! When they flower, the change tastes quite a bit! Happy foraging!


Wild garlic pesto is highly recommendable :-) I make it with almonds, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, salt - and I always add some fresh basil or parsley as the wild garlic comes out very strong.

I also tried using wild garlic on an oven-cooked roast - it gives a milder touch than "real" garlic.


What lovely photos of the woods and dales. You do live in a beautiful part of the country and all that wild garlic!! It can be eaten but I don't know what you do.


Lovely pictures! I just adore this time of year with spring really coming into its own. Wild garlic pesto is amazing (freezes well too), hubby does wild garlic mushrooms, a couple of leaves in a cheese sandwich, blended with avocado for a simple guacamole: just a few ideas that I've tried and loved! X

Michele Boucher-Hines

As always your photographs are wonderful - and I was especially captivated by the waterfall. I agree that having nature so close is a blessing. Love your blog and always look forward to your next crochet inspiration. Best wishes coming from California, USA.

Annette My Rose Valley

Hi Lucy
WHat a luxury indeed to live so close to nature. Wild garlic is a luxury too. Pesto absolutely and tossed into pasta or risotto is a great idea too. That is just the way we do it. Pesto is good to prepare in small jars and store in the fridge. That way you can enjoy the wild garlic for a bit longer.

madeleine (Bellville, south africa)

stunning phitos

Lonormi Manuel

Lovely photos! Thank you for sharing!

Robin Summers

As always so many serene photos. They are all so lovely. Each one just makes me sigh.. and want to come and visit such lovely places more and more. I definately will have to do that in the near future. I am currently busy hooking up two chevron blankets, and three granny blankets with precious appliques for the young grand babies I have. I will have to send you a pic of all of them when I finish them. Enjoy your weekend lovie! xxxxoooo Robin from across the pond. (USA)

Biene Vallée

Thank you for these photos. Fourteen years ago, I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly, my husband and I spent a couple of days with my husband's aunt in England, right outside Banstead. It was exactly like yours - a frog's leap from a broken side-walk to greenery and trees. I was so impressed. It was beautiful, and absolutely the way I had pictured England would be. BTW, I used your pattern for the flower, which I attached to my granddaughter's new hat. She loves the hat and the flower. :)


A glorious post as usual. Thanks for taking me along! Spring is starting to spring in my garden, so good to see the fresh green, unfortunately that means the weeds are growing madly too. Lots of ground elder, which was introduced in the UK by the Romans, to eat. Never tried it but if anyone wants to - I've got a bumper crop!




I always love seeing pictures of your beautiful English countryside and woodlands. I hope to travel there someday. Thanks for sharing your photos, they are wonderful! And a breath of fresh air to see signs of spring when winter is on its way here in Kangaroo land! Xox

Candace miller

Cut the top off the bud and roast it in the oven, squish it all out and eat it on little bites of toast...delicious! Oh and Lucy as normal you inspire me and my hook and I love your blog!


Wild garlic is delicious wilted through mashed potatoes, steamed and tossed through with butter as a side veg or used instead of spinach with ricotta cheese in a cannelloni or other pasta dish. I went on a foraging walk the other week and the guy leading it made wild garlic into sauerkraut as well!


Hi Lucy! Had a fantastic weekend at Bolton Abbey in the caravan and thought of you, down the road - beware picking leaves too near to the kerb 😉 - otherwise thoroughly edible xxx


Love the wild garlic. I made a risotto with it last night - yummy x

Carol D

Looked up cooking with Wild Garlic and this was the first page(s) I came to. I’ve never used it, but was pretty sure you could use it in cooking. These will give you some info to start with.


I so enjoy our walks through the fields and woods...I really feel almost as if I'm there along with you...and do so appreciate your taking us along!!

Would that life would allow for us to meet in person some day....You are a lovely person and I'd be proud to call you 'friend'!

Thanks for all your inspiration - in crochet AND in the walks through the woods...I do enjoy both!

carol Hope

We visited Skipton very briefly last week, bought a nice shirt for my man in a fantastic shirt shop. The countryside around there is certainly breathtakingly beautiful. Also had a walk around Grassington and spent some money, how can you not? Looking forward to going there again in September. x


Wow, that's a LOT of wild garlic Lucy. Looks like you got some great suggestions for cooking with it.
Happy experimenting.
Jacquie x

Roslyn Taylor

Thank you for the spectacular photos. You are very blessed to live such a beautiful area and I admire you for not only enjoying your local abundance of beauty but constantly sharing your fortune in both your talent and your home surroundings. Many thanks xxxxx


Garlic scapes (the stems of the flowers) make a great pesto. It's milder than garlic. I keep mine simple, just scapes, olive oil and salt.


What a lovely place to live

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