Monday, 11 May 2009

Wild food

So am pootling round my garden, picking nettles whilst wearing gloves. Why nettles? Well on Sunday I am cooking a wild food lunch at the National Wildflower Centre. Seemed like a good idea when I wrote up the events programme back in dreary November but am panicking slightly now! Last week I spent 3 hours picking over cowslips to make a cowslip custard which I am going to use in individual tarts - old 17thC recipe -I'm hoping they will come out like the Portuguese pastas de natas little custard tarts. The nettles will become a nettle pesto with walnuts, a nettle and watercress cream soup and I'm not sure what else! Will publish recipes and results.

1 comment:

  1. just to say the cowslip tarts were fabulous but very time consuming to make! took 2 hours to pick over the flowers - enough to make 48 small tarts.