February always seems to fly by but this year has been just ridiculous for me. I have started working in Galway, loving it also sewing my daughters wedding dress, attended a conference on food sovereignty in Cloughjordan eco village, very interesting stuff and met dedicated inspirational people who really care about food and where and how it is produced.
Yesterday a group of us went walking in beautiful sunshine uphill to get a stunning view over Tipperary, Offaly and Meath, we found some tiny mushrooms (hallucinogenic, so won’t post a photo) they seem to have just gone on growing right through the mild winter. Also barren Strawberry in bloom and of course wonderfully fragrant Gorse,Sorrell and Ground elder are above ground too and very tasty as green veg or salad leaf. Tricornered leek, is in bloom and lovely in salads and pesto, pretty flowers too, will try drying(pic on last post) Ramson garlic is up and fit to use in Galway so check out your local spot. Soon the Pig nut, and Garlic mustard will be appearing. If you have photos of finds you are unsure of and would like an ID send them on, with a little info on where you found them.
I have posted pesto recipes and if you have any ideas or other recipes please share, has anyone tried hazelnuts in a pesto and if so how was it?
Still gotta get to the shore and bring home some seaweeds.