All this frantic preserve making for my daughter’s school Open Day has made me forget that very soon the Captain and I will be venturing forth once more aboard our fair vessel for a week of watery adventures. I have no idea where we will be going. I suspect canals will feature. In fairness, he has told me. Many times. I am bad at retaining such information.
Anyway, I need to get my foraging act together. I have not yet got my books out or done any research but can anyone tell me what I am likely to find? What I should be looking out for? I have said before that I am a novice and a townie to boot, so I am only just beginning to develop a fledgling awareness of the seasons. I do, however, know that I will not be finding blackberries. Or sloes. But what can I expect? I am hopeful of chickweed this time which means I will be able to unleash my Chickweed Pakoras on the Captain.
In anticipation of lots of helpful suggestions, I am going to thank you in advance with a top tip from Amy of nbLuckyDuck. She suggests adding a slug of Elderflower Cordial to your Gin and Tonic and I must say, it’s fabulous – all English-summery-deliciousness. Do try it.