Lucie Cowles is a lady of many talents, Coppicer, Hurdle maker, Woodsman, Conservator, and importantly for the VegEvent an enthusiastic forager. Lucie is going to start the proceedings at 10.30am. on Sat 18th with a talk on the subject of Hedgerow Foraging. I’m sure she’ll digress into woodland foraging as well because we are at the peak of the fungus season. What better time to find out about the yummy things that are there for the taking in our countryside……..and even in urban areas too.
A little more info:Lucie was taught at an early age by her mother what to glean for free from the countryside and currently works in many of Dorset’s mostremote & beautiful locations on conservation & restoration projects, as well as being involved in Foraging. Lucie endeavours to get people out in to the natural environment and reconnect with the land, to feel the physical and emotional health benefits associated with the great outdoors. She aims to teach people the pleasure of foraging and encourages you to seek out ingredients that are freely available and will enhance the dishes you would cook at home.
Wonderful - sounds really exciting: but Oh! the angst and agony. The Ashurst & Colbury Apple Day (in what promises to be a really good year for apples - absolutely bumper and vintage) AND the Harvest VegEvent - with Lucy Cowles (do tell us about the fungi) and other excellent talks (how could I miss Perfect Preserves?) on the same day...
What's a New Forest Foodie to do? Oh woe is me: the guilt, the pain, the sure conviction that I'm going to miss something wonderful.
I wonder how long it would take to get from the Victoria Rooms, Fordingbridge to Colbury Parish Church Rooms - and maybe back again; or maybe the other way around... [chunters off looking at google maps...]
You wouldn't want to miss the sophisticated apple press we will be showing off.....crafted from old decking, a drain cover and the scissor jack from a long deceased Renault Laguna......a thing of beauty (NOT).
I am delighted to announce that Spice ‘n’ Easy has been nominated in this year’s Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards and I am hoping to make it on to the short list of finalists. To help in this endeavour I would be most grateful if you would…