Today was the day that I went down to harvest some of the wild garlic I had found on the farm 10 days ago. Over the past week I have been researching recipes and trawling over Pinterest for inspiration, after settling on a few recipes to try out I thought it was about time to go and harvest some of that delicious wild garlic before it went out of season.
It just so happened to be raining today but I didn’t let that dampen my mood, off I went with a basket and my camera down to the little woodland area by the river that runs through the farm. The wild garlic patch had bloomed since I had last been down there and the little white flowers covered the floor whilst the smell of garlic filled my lungs… Heaven.
The leaves are what you want for most recipes however the flowers can be used as garnish in salads, sandwiches and soups. I used my new Opinel knife which I was gifted on my birthday to cut the stems of the leaves and a few flowers too, I managed to fill my wicker basket which was more than enough for today… After all, if I needed more then I didn’t have to go far to get it! I headed back to the farmhouse a little bit drenched but happy with my basket of foraged goodies. On my list of things to make is wild garlic pesto, wild garlic butter and some wild garlic and cheese scones. If all goes well then I’ll be sharing the recipes with you all soon!