Tuesday, 9 May 2017


WILD GARLIC grows in the shadow of the forest. You can find it in England and Wales, and in the south of Sweden(Ramslök)and also in many other parts of Europe. In the British Isles it grows in the same habitats as Bluebells and they are together considered to be ancient woodland indicator species. The wild boar loves it and will dig up the roots! You are sure to have found it when you sense the significant garlicy/oniony smell in the air.

It is the leaves that you use for cooking. Rinse them and use for pesto, soup etc.

The flower is beautiful in itself.

I made pesto from my harvest! Chop 100 g of Wild Garlic leaves and add 50 g of toasted (optional) pine nuts with 50 g of grated Parmesan cheese. Add 100 ml of olive oil and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.

I just happened to have a lime green Margareta bowl and a matching blender (Philippe Starck for Philips ca 1996)to work with.
The blender "Billy" working...
The Wild Garlic Pesto is ready and put in jars. Will keep for weeks in the fridge.
The flowers I used as decorations in my home!
Wild Garlic decorating my lounge, and not smelly at all. Seems like the onion odour comes from the leaves!

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