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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.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

First forage of the year

I have a craving for fresh greens, as often happens around this time of year, so I went out and picked a few:

Greens, not all of them wild.

As well as the baby leek (in two parts because it broke when I tried to pull it up), I have sorrel, celandine leaves and hairy bittercress. I'll make them into some kind of sauce to go with root vegetables, which I'll probably mash up into potato cake-type things. Hearty winter food.

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