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Mobile Chicane

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97 months

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Chim Girl said:
Inspired by this thread and the fact that I have lamb in the fridge, I'm heading out to Box Hill.

Matt, assuming I can collect enough, I'll happily post some to you in the morning. From experience, it'll be fine in a sealed container for 24hours or so.
There's loads in a patch on the RHS of Boxhill Road, about 100 yards before the Smith & Western, if approaching from the direction of the Zig Zag.

craigjm

3,207 posts

85 months

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ahhh the Zig Zag, can't beat it for some spirited driving on a Sunday

Mobile Chicane

17,775 posts

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craigjm said:
ahhh the Zig Zag, can't beat it for some spirited driving on a Sunday
Indeedy.

There's a rumour the speed bumps will be removed in advance of the Olympic Cycling Road Race.

Let's hope so thumbup

mattdaniels

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6,233 posts

167 months

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Thanks for the kind offer but I'm not going to get a chance to cook until next weekend now. I will go garlic hunting next Saturday.

Chim Girl

6,260 posts

144 months

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Thanks for the directions. Indeed, plentiful around there. Unfortunately, so was the rain and hail!

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mattdaniels

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Shaw Tarse said:
Chim Girl said:
Inspired by this thread and the fact that I have lamb in the fridge, I'm heading out to Box Hill.

Matt, assuming I can collect enough, I'll happily post some to you in the morning. .
beer nice to see a PHer doing a godd deed for another.
Yes a kind offer, apologies if I didn't follow the correct PH protocol of asking for a custard shot or inviting her to deliver it in person so that I can blow her bloody doors off or whatever the phrase is.

Mobile Chicane

17,775 posts

97 months

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Chim Girl said:
Thanks for the directions. Indeed, plentiful around there. Unfortunately, so was the rain and hail!
I can really lose my enthusiasm for foraging in weather like we're currently having frown

SVX

1,697 posts

96 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
Mobile Chicane said:
Chim Girl said:
Thanks for the directions. Indeed, plentiful around there. Unfortunately, so was the rain and hail!
I can really lose my enthusiasm for foraging in weather like we're currently having frown
What? The lovely drought we are experiencing. I swear it's a conspiracy theory.

Mobile Chicane

17,775 posts

97 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Lots of wild garlic recipes in today's Grauniad.

I particularly like the look of Angela Hartnett's wild garlic, courgette and mint soup. lick

Shaw Tarse

22,469 posts

88 months

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Mobile Chicane said:
Lots of wild garlic recipes in today's Grauniad.

I particularly like the look of Angela Hartnett's wild garlic, courgette and mint soup. lick
Looks good, and will probably taste even better!

Japveesix

2,249 posts

53 months

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mattdaniels said:
Yep it was pesto in the recipe I saw today (posted above).

Just need to find some.
As others have said it's easy to find. Do pick away from the path though and just pluck off the leaves, don't pick or pull up the whole thing. The flowers make a nice, if potent, snack as you pick.

Chim Girl said:
Matt, assuming I can collect enough, I'll happily post some to you in the morning. From experience, it'll be fine in a sealed container for 24hours or so.
I've kept it in sealed containers in the fridge for weeks and it's fine so should be no worries posting it.

Ps. don't bother with pine nuts for the pesto if you don't want to (they're so expensive). I've made it with cashews before (bit cheaper) and almonds, both of which worked fine.

Wild garlic is also lovely in wild garlic mashed potato or in almost anything buttery really (butter fried mushrooms etc). I just eat the leaves in sandwiches with cheese smile

Also, Wild garlic and nettle soup was probably the best soup I've ever made, ought to try it again this year really lick

Podie

41,349 posts

160 months

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I thought of resident PH manager bloke had been up to summat when I read the thread title... silly

Wadeski

6,075 posts

98 months

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garlic shoots are good stir-fried with a little soy sauce and mushrooms, too.

Baryonyx

9,626 posts

44 months

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The most prominent memory I have of going to Amble to buy a Ford Fiesta with my dad (which my brother later ended up owning) was being able to smell wild garlic as we drove through Northumberland. Awesome.


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