If you are going to forage and make one thing this summer, then let this be it! It is sooo easy and soooo delicious, it is well worth it. The flower heads are best picked when some of the buds are still to open, and it must be dry, never pick on a wet day as yeast begins to develop. Also, try not to pick from the roadside due to pollution, fumes etc.
This makes an absolutely delicious cordial and mixer and also is perfect drizzled over some natural yoghurt as a dessert. You can store the cordial in a fridge / cool dark place for a couple of weeks, or freeze asap.
You can also do this with radishes. It goes really well with rich meats, perfect for christmas meals, or Sunday lunches! Best made a week in advance to develop the flavour. They will keep, unopened, in the fridge for a couple of months. Once opened, you can keep in the fridge, for a week or two.
This is a great dish to serve to guests as it looks amazing, but takes less than 5 mins to get oven ready. The meat is also delicious the next day in sandwiches or a salad.
Perfect served with some jacket potatoes, coleslaw and salad.
This is such a delicious, warming casserole, you can easily make it into a pie, using puff pastry too. Just line a pie dish with butter, then roll out the pastry, keeping some to top the dish. Line the dish with about two thirds of the party, and fill with the casserole, top with the remaining rolled out pastry, seal the edges and prick carefully. Brush with egg and bake in the oven at 200c for about 20 minutes.
This is such a tasty dish, an absolute favourite of mine, great to freeze too.
This is such an easy and healthy option, probably,y quicker than going to the shops to buy one too!
This is such an easy and delicious way to do fish pie. Saves time too making it great for any weekday
This is great for bolognaise , cottage pies, chilli, lasagne, and stuffing peppers too – freezable, so a great one to cook in a big pot and freeze in batches for when needed.
A delicious and colourful pasta dish, easy enough for a quick midweek meal
This also works well with chicken, a healthy, quick and easy option