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Foraging About In The Irish Times

“Writing today in the Irish Times…”

Well now, that’s not a phrase I ever supposed I would use. In reference to myself, I mean.

However, gracing the pages of Wild Ireland, a special report on biodiversity published with today’s Irish Times, there are some words from yours truly on the food you might find in the wilds of Ireland – including dandelions, nettles, wild garlic, mushrooms, carrageen moss and blackberries.

It tops off a week that included a glorious gathering of Irish food bloggers, organised by Donal Skehan and Bord Bia, and about which you can expect a full report anon. Meanwhile, if you can’t get hold of a copy of the Irish Times, here’s what I had to say…

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Spud Sunday: On The Wild Side

Sometimes, I wish Mother Nature would do labels.

A little sign, saying “makes great pesto” and pointing towards that untended clump of leaves at the bottom of the garden would have been really helpful. Instead, for years, I had supposed that this plant’s only part of edible interest was the flowers. Oops.

Thanks to a little research, I now know better.

Allium Triquetrum

Wild garlic - not just about the flowers, you know

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