A Seasonal Companion to Finding and Gathering Wild Plants.
The Hedgerow Apothecary Forager’s Handbook is a beautifully presented book with stunning photography. It is the perfect size to slip into your pocket or a backpack when you are on a woodland walk in the country.
Over the last few years, many of us have been looking for ways to live a more plant-friendly lifestyle and engage with nature in a more meaningful way. Learning the art of foraging can help us take small steps towards understanding sustainability and what nature has to offer – and improve our health at the same time!
This book is helpfully arranged into seasons, includes clear photography for easy identification (which is ideal if you are a novice to foraging) and is brimming with ideas on the best ways to prepare and preserve your precious finds for both edible and medicinal purposes.
Throughout the book, there are note pages so you can record your own foraging experiences.
Why not plan a family activity to get out into the great outdoors and let your children and yourselves experience nature firsthand. Start simple and build up your foraging knowledge. There are also other tips on offer throughout the book, such as the fact that Borage flowers (see picture) are ideal to freeze into ice cubes and drop into a delicious summer Pimm’s drink and also look wonderful when crystallized to decorate cakes. Now that’s interesting! Try out a variety of recipes from remedies to kitchen edibles such as Wild Garlic Pesto, Dandelion-Infused Oil, Wild Blackberry Vinegar to name just a few.
The Hedgerow Forager’s Apothecary is available from all the usual book outlets. Published by Summersdale £10.99 www.summersdale.com