On the menu are dishes such as dehydrated tomatoes, oyster leaf and green Juniper broth and chilled horseradish with wood sorrel
granita and lemon verbena.
As well as bluebells, you can spot wood anemone, wood sorrel
and wild garlic - perhaps even a kingfisher.
There is meadowsweet coming up, sea kale and scurvy grass on the shore, wood sorrel
To herald the end of the meal, a tart green mango sorbet is served with cool cucumber over a gravel bed of nitrogenfrozen wood sorrel
that dissipates into perfumed vapor on the taste buds.
Add 20g of wood sorrel
syrup and whip until soft peaks form.
They are now being looked after at Garston Animal Rescue - where volunteers have named the kittens Bluebell, Campion, Celandine, Periwinkle and Wood Sorrel
, or Woody, after woodland flowers.
Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve is home to cuckoos and woodpeckers as well as beautiful plants including marsh violets and wood sorrel
Perhaps one of the secrets of her success is Laura likes to use local produce and suppliers and often goes foraging in the countryside for local ingredients like wood sorrel
rosehip flowers, wild rose petals, mallow flowers and wild garlic which she adds to her modern British fare with dishes like pan fried king prawns and squid cooked in a spicy peanut sauce, finished with a pomegranate molasses dressing or duck with rhubarb and ginger compote.
For the sassafras gel: 1 1/2 cups water 2 ounces sassafras 1 teaspoon peeled and finely chopped wild ginger 1 tablespoon Ultratex 8 * For the mushrooms: 4 ounces assorted mushrooms (including enoki, lion's mane maitake, oyster, pheasant bock, golden pholiota, puffballs, bluettes, honey and entoloma) 4 bulbs wild ramps 1/2 ounce granulated sugar 1 sprig sage 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup water 1 teaspoon salt To serve: 2 Scottish wood pigeons, breasts and legs separated, deboned and reserved, carcass discarded Canola oil, as needed 2 sassafras skewers Salt and freshly ground alack pepper to taste For the garnish: Cactus fruit Wood sorrel
Purslane Mallow Amaranth Sweet clover Lamb's quarters * available from www.
Fox uses red sorrel, wood sorrel
, and sheep sorrel from Ubuntu's garden, but any kind of sorrel will work.
Bursting into life at the start of spring, they become a riot of colour, as flowers such as dog's mercury and wood sorrel
Besides mushrooms and berries, the forest also produces wood sorrel
and dandelion leaves which are great in a salad, acorns which make a decent coffee brew and vitamin-rich rosehip syrup.