Friday, 7 March 2014

Rosehips on a Kitchen Table - Foraging Book Giveaway



They had me at the title on this one I have to say!  Rosehips on a Kitchen table conjours up farmhouse country kitchens; bubbling jam pans; bounty from the hedgerows and frankly leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling.

This new book by Carolyn and Chris Caldicott of the World Food Cafe in Covent Garden are well versed in making the most of ingredients.

The book focuses on seasonal supplies whether that be picked by your own fair hand while out foraging, or making the most of gluts from the allotment, veg patch or farmer's markets.

One of the first wild foods of the year to appear is Wild Garlic which will be showing itself very soon. Generally I make pesto with it  and that's naturally in the book, but I rather fancy the sound of their Wild Garlic Dauphinoise.



Even if you're still a little reticent about gathering wild food, there's plenty of recipes here to get your taste buds twanging, using food you can easily find at the grocers or on the market - Celeriac Champ and Parsnip Gnocchi sound divine.

The book is published by Frances Lincoln and retails at £9.99.

I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader, simply complete the rafflecopter below to be in with a chance.

Leave me a blog comment telling me your favourite seasonal ingredient.

The giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday 16th March 2014, one winner will be chosen at random. Open to UK entrants only.


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Disclosure: I was given a review copy and the prize is supplied by the publishing house.

89 comments:

  1. I love Jersey potatoes and Asparagus!

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  2. I love it when Blackberries come out and we can go a picking. Best time of the year.
    That and picking wild strawberries in a summer hedgegrow

    BNM

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  3. My Favourite Seasonal Ingredient Is New Potatoes When They Are At the Start Of that Season

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  4. I absolutely love rhubarb

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  5. Blackberries ate my favourite seasonal ingrediant x

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  6. Elderflower - it's free and can be incorporated into so many jams, jellies and puddings (oh, and wine!!)

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  7. What a great idea. My favourite would have to be mange tout and peas. I pick the pea whilst I am working on the allotment and eat them straight from the pod, they taste supper sweet.

    X x

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  8. Strawberries :) when the time comes :) x

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  9. sloes - for sloe gin, of course, but also for a delicious sloe and apple jelly

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  10. My favourite seasonal ingredient is raspberries

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  11. Rhubarb for a lovely rhubarb crumble xx

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  12. We live in the countryside and practically jump up and down when its time to go and pick our sloe berries.It's a family affair.My husband uses the berries in sloe gin and I use them in an assortment of desserts and puddings.

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  13. got to be blackberries and wild garlic

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  14. Wow this looks amazing, i really want to forage!

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  15. Rhubarb! I love it and stock up my freezer ready for when it starts to die off!

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  16. Ooh can I have more than one, sloes for gin, wild garlic in potato dishes, blackberries. Elderflowers.

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  17. sloes - for gin and a fantastic chocolate treat once they've done their job in the gin!
    strupag.com

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  18. Asparagus and british strawberries

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  19. After the success of my damson gin last year, I'm plumping for damsons, but I also like foraging for sweet chestnuts and blackberries. This book looks fab!

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  20. Rhubarb, asparagus, beetroot, I could go on!!

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  21. blackberries, we have them in the garden and they go into pies with our apples every year :)

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  22. My favourite seasonal food is strawberries, proper, English, grown in the garden strawberries, no other type is good enough!

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  23. Local grown and sun ripened tomatoes,the taste is fantastic compared to the hard,pale ones you can buy all year round.

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  24. My favourites have to be strawberries and blackberries. I love taking the children to pick them.

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  25. I have to pick just one? I can't, each season brings it's own delights, elderflower, rhubarb, mushrooms, brambles, elderberries, sloes, hazelnuts, beechnuts, wild strawberries.....mmmm!

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  26. Dear me, hard to choose just one! I think with one it would have to be fresh tomatoes, warm from the greenhouse and eaten there and then. If any manage to make it to the house then tomatoes and mozzarella with pesto and a smidgen of balsamic vinegar... mmmm

    Trish D

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  27. Anything with fresh English raspberries

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  28. Blackberies and cherries

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  29. Blackberries... any excess can be frozen and added to crumbles thoughout Oct and Nov... yummy

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  30. I love foraging and especially wild garlic flowers, blueberries and blackberries!

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  31. blackberries from the garden

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  32. It has to be strawberries, they just taste a billion times better in the summer

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  33. I love new potatos they remind me of summer and go lovely with a salad and salad cream!!! :)

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  34. jersey potatoes

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  35. New potatoes

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  36. Raspberries, I have loads of canes in the garden

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  37. Purple sprouting brocolli

    @jaizduck

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  38. At this time of year I'm mad about wild hogweed shoots. If you've only eaten supermarket veg it is hard to describe what they taste like but trust me, they are amazing. Especially fried in butter until just crispy round the edges, labelled onto Dr Karg crackers and seasoned with a little smoked dulse and pepper.

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  39. Apples have to be my favorite ingredient as they are so versatile and we have an apple tree in the garden, very handy!

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  40. Strawberries

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  41. Strawberries chirag@umico.co.uk

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  42. I'm just starting to pick lovely young rhubarb but fave of all is probably asparagus season

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  43. strewberries and blueberries

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  44. Fresh strawberries with cream. Ours are planted waiting for them to grow

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