As gardeners, nearly everything that we haven’t deliberately planted is potentially a “weed.” But what if many of those plants were edible and tasted great too? That would mean bonus harvests and even more flavor for the table.
This week, Pippa Lovell, wild food chef, takes me a stone’s throw from her award-winning restaurant, Versa, in Port Erin on the Isle of Man. There we forage for alexanders, wild garlic, sea beet, sea radish, seaweeds, and MUCH more. She also gives tips on beginner wild food foraging including extremely common plants that grow in both the wild and our gardens.
What’s more, she also shares how to ferment and preserve wild food. This is an often-overlooked topic in wild food foraging. As a chef and owner of a restaurant, Pippa needs to ensure that seasonal flavors are available all year round. She shares the Scandinavian fermenting recipe she uses and tips on drying herbs and edible flowers too.
Though we’re in Britain, I know that many of the foods we find can be found in temperate places around the world too. I guarantee that you will learn something new!
You can find out more on Versa on the website: http://www.restaurantversa.im/ and can connect with Pippa and the team on their Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/versaiom/
About A Woman’s Garden Book: https://youtu.be/NvV7XrQo5tw
Day Trip around the Isle of Man https://youtu.be/3b_vUg5AQ0Y
19th Century Medicinal Herb Garden https://youtu.be/MrOowNy8WOc
Wild Orchid Meadow on the Isle of Man https://youtu.be/NVfk8Hqnm3A
Order my new book
More places: https://lovelygreens.com/a-womans-garden-grow-beautiful-plants-and-make-useful-things/
If you enjoy this video please give it a thumbs up and subscribe (thank you!)
Remember to TURN ON notifications to know when new videos are out. Just click the little bell icon next to the subscribe button.
Subscribe to the Lovely Greens newsletter → https://www.subscribepage.com/lovelygreens
My Amazon Shop* → https://www.amazon.com/shop/lovelygreens
FIND LOVELY GREENS ONLINE
◆ LEARN MORE: http://lovelygreens.com/p/about.html
◆ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/lovely.greens/
◆ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LovelyGreens
◆ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lovely.greens.iom/
*Lovely Greens is a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Basically, I make a small commission if you end up making a purchase. Thank you for your support.
#gardening #isleofman #foraging
View original source video by clicking here