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In autumn 2010, my husband Ian and I both quit our jobs, sold our house and left the flatlands of the east for the mountains of Wales. Our goal is to create a more self-sufficient lifestyle in a place we actually like living. Whilst Ian will continue to earn some money as a freelancer, my part of the project is to reduce how much we spend by growing and making as much of what we need as possible. The purpose of this blog is to keep friends updated with how the grand project is progressing, but all are welcome here. If you're not a friend already, well perhaps you might become one.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Foraged Food Friday: Wild strawberries

It feels like cheating to feature strawberries picked in my garden, but most of the other plants I've foraged are growing in my garden, and these are definitely the wild variety, so here they are - wild strawberries.

Wild strawberries (Fragaria vesca)

What can I say about wild strawberries? Tiny fruit, divine flavour - a little taste of heaven.

Also harvesting this week:
Fat hen
Potatoes - Charlotte, Vale Emerald, and one Desiree plant that was growing in the compost heap.
Cultivated strawberries
The occasional raspberry
Cherries - just three so far, but so exciting! Of the six fruit trees I planted in spring 2011, this is the first to produce any fruit.

Also eating:
Crab apple and rosemary jelly
Blackcurrant sorbet
Damson and mascarpone ice cream

Also drinking:
Elderflower champagne
Bay herb ale
Heather ale

Foraged food challenge summary page here.

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