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Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Blog Saturday, 02 April 2011 08:55

In this Badger Bushcraft Blog article we will be using the wonderful and abundant ramsons or wild garlic (Allium ursinum) to make a truly delicious yet simple pesto.

Written by Phil Brown. badger Bushcraft Monday, 07 March 2011 07:51

Gammon is one of my favourite pieces of meat and I have been looking at new methods of cooking it for a long time. So it was a pleasure to discover a new product that might help me achieve what could become a new glaze to add to an already favourite dish!

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Friday, 22 October 2010 22:06

Rose hips have been most prolific this year here in Kent. We have watched, with great interest, the seasons roll by and the abundant flowers developing into a glut of fruit. Only now have we been able to harvest the pendulous, succulent crop from our local hedgerows. Armed on this brisk October morning with beautiful wicker gathering baskets and a most useful Swedish berry picker were we able to gather sufficient supplies.

Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Sunday, 05 September 2010 09:34

altAs one of the most common trees in the United Kingdom it comes as no surprise that the ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior) graces nearly all of our local woodlands here in Mid-Kent. The ash tree not only provides us with excellent wood for making craft items, tool handles, furniture, etc. but it also provides us with pendulous clusters of seeds, called keys, which we can pickle. For best results the ash keys are best harvested before they develop “stringy” fibres - so there is only a small window of opportunity to harvest them at their best, we tested ours by snapping them.

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