We went for a 9 mile walk in Surrey today. Because it’s Saturday, and because it makes my week so much better. I genuinely cannot wait for Saturdays to come now, and even a thought of our little stroll outside of the big city makes me want to start skipping rather than walking 🙂
It was gorgeous and really wet at times!
I was completely stunned by what we found on our way – wild blueberries! I haven’t seen these since I was a child.
I realised then that foraging used to be part of our holidays every year. We used to pick blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and wild strawberries. I still remember the taste of freshly picked berries, which we would take home in glass jars, so that they don’t get squashed, and how grandma would be cross if we ate too many before we got home.
She would then make dumplings with them, or we would eat them with fresh cream and loads of sugar. Those were the days my friend 😉
And no shop-bought blueberries give you such vibrant colour of your tounge! Believe me!
So we promised ourselves to come back in two weeks time with jam jars (yes – on a train from London to Surrey), to pick wild blueberries, take them home and eat with vegan cream or yogurt. And SUGAR of course!
Coz we’re can 😉
And autumn was the wild mushroom picking season. My parents still go every year into their nearby woods to pick wild mushrooms. They dry them and post them to me – it’s like gold dust, if not better!
Do you forage? if yes – what? and how do you use it?
And here are some other beauties we found today: