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LIFESTYLE: Wildfood
by Mike Gurman of www.atomicshrimp.com
Here Mike Gurman from Atomic
Shrimp talks about two foods that
can be found growing wild in our
countryside.
What is Bittercress?
Cardamine spp - Common weeds in
gardens and cultivated or disturbed
soil, also found in meadows and
woodland, particularly at the edges
of paths or clearings. Bittercress is in
not the case that many specimens Bittercress was the perfect addition
season through the months of May,
can be found growing quite close to these in a sandwich - the peppery
June and July.
together. I found these plants tang of the Bittercress complemented
growing by the side of a path as we the eggs particularly well.
As the name suggests, it does
were looking for a suitable place
taste like cress, but contrarily, is
to settle down and eat our picnic This overlooked wild plant (or
not noticeably bitterer than the
lunch. I’m not sure which species of despised weed) needs a bit more
ordinary cress one might grow on
Bittercress I have here - there are a love, I think - it’s easily as good as
the windowsill or buy in a shop.
few, and they’re all quite similar. some of the minor salad leaves on
sale in supermarkets.
Growing usually no taller than about
I’d packed bread, hard boiled eggs
0cm, it’s easy to miss entirely, and
and some slices of chorizo - the
would be tiresome to gather if it were
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