I am thrilled to announce that I recently led a group on our first foraging journey with the Help of Oscar from Back to Soil Basics. We gathered various plants, including wild garlic, nettles, and dandelion, and then returned to our communal kitchen to create delicious recipes. I just wanted to share our experiences and invite you to join us for future foraging trips.
Our Foraging Journey:
Our group set out into the woods on a rainy Sunday morning with Oscar as our guide. Though it was a bit wet and warm at the same time, we were still able to immerse ourselves; It was a magical experience to be surrounded by the beauty and abundance of nature and to discover the hidden treasures of the forest.
We could gather only three plants this time since it was only May 7th. We got wild garlic, nettles, and dandelion. I was so happy to share my knowledge with the group and with everyone's receptiveness and ability to learn about these plants' different medicinal and culinary uses. It was truly inspiring to see how much can be found in nature if we know where to look and how to appreciate it.
Our Delicious Recipes:
After our foraging adventure, we returned to our communal kitchen to prepare our harvest. We created three delicious recipes using the wild garlic, nettles, and dandelion we had gathered.
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First, we made nettle pancakes, a delicious and nutrient-dense meal that was surprisingly easy to make. The result was a savoury and yummy accompaniment, so good that we had to keep making them while eating because there was not enough.
Next, we made wild garlic pesto and made some linguini that made people with gluten allergies just say fuck it! hahahahaha.
The pesto was a hit and added some yaaaaaaas to our feast.
Finally, we made dandelion syrup, a sweet and fragrant syrup that can be used in drinks and desserts. We bottled it up and will use it on sunny days at the monastery.
How to Join Us for Future Foraging Trips:
Since this journey was a huge success, I'm excited to announce that we'll be hosting more trips in the future. Please let us know if you want to join us for a magical foraging adventure!
We'd love to hear from you and have you join our nature lovers and foragers community.
With the help of Back to Soil Basics, we'll continue to explore the wonders of foraging and learn more about the plants and herbs surrounding us. We'll also create delicious meals and recipes using the harvest we gather on our adventures.
Whether you're a seasoned forager or new to the practice, our foraging trips are designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all. We believe connecting with nature and learning about the plants and herbs surrounding us is vital to our health and well-being.
So, if you want to join us for our next foraging trip, please let us know! You can contact us on social media, on our website, or by responding to the newsletter. We can't wait to have you join us on this magical journey.
Q: Do I need any experience or special equipment to join the foraging trips?
A: No, you don't need any experience, but it would be great to bring your own reusable produce bag, scissors and a pair of gardening gloves. We'll provide guidance and support throughout the trip, and all you need is a love for nature and a willingness to learn.
Q: What plants and herbs will we be foraging for?
A: The plants and herbs we'll be foraging depend on the season and location. We'll always guide what to look for and how to identify the plants and herbs we gather.
Q: How many people can join the foraging trips?
A: We'll keep our groups small and intimate to ensure everyone has a meaningful and enriching experience. When we announce our upcoming trips, we'll provide group size and availability details.
To conclude and recap, our first foraging journey was a magical experience that allowed us to connect with nature and learn more about the plants and herbs surrounding us.
Please let us know if you want to join us for future foraging trips! We'd love to have you join our nature lovers and foragers community and share in the magic of foraging.