Frolicking Foraging

It's that time of year again when the British woodland floors erupt in a carpet of soft blues and whites; the bulbs are waking as dappled sunlight tickles the soil beneath. Colour returns again after winter.

So we went wild garlic foraging one quiet Sunday morning. There is something pretty wonderful about following the sweet aroma through the trees to be greeted with an absolute ocean of green and white. We munched on leaves as we gathered enough for home-made treats and returned home knowing the scent would keep vampires away for a good lifetime and a half.

We met some ladies walking in the woods who asked what we were going to make. One of them said she comes to forage the garlic flowers for her salads which we will definitely try too. We're using a very simple and effective wild garlic pesto recipe found on Great British Chefs.


  • 1 large bunch of washed wild garlic leaves
  • 1 small bunch of washed curly leaf parsley
  • 60g of toasted pine nuts
  • 60g of Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 150ml of olive oil
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. "Place all the ingredients into a food processor apart from the olive oil and blitz for a minute or two then slowly pour in the olive oil until blended."


  1. Never heard of garlic salad before. Cool mood in this post anyway! Cheers!
    1. And yet, once again, you guys are just perfect. I love your photos, I love how you write and I love you two together! Hope to read soon some new stories Arianna
      1. This looks so lovely and pretty!
        1. This is lovely, love your blog. Beautiful photos! Hugs from Sweden, Jessica
          1. lovely photographs! now the wild garlic is gone here in Edinburgh but I have to do the pesto next year! thnaks for recipe!
            1. so ethereal :)
              1. <333

                Sara Rose on the

                1. I've always wanted to forage for wild garlic but I can't seem to find it here in Provence (though we do have lots of other goodies). It was through my short time in England that I learned to love foraging. I've made Elderflower cordial here, walnut wine and all sorts!
                  1. there's nothing more beautiful than forest after long winter....thank you for recipe! Love from Bali!
                    1. WOW this Bärlauch Teppisch/the carpet og the wild garlic is absoluty smashing! :-) Unfortunately there are not many of such areas in Germany... or it is protected by nature conservation! Tanx for you fantastic blogg!

                      Henry on the

                      1. Aww wie süß dein Hund ist! Die Bilder sind super schön!
                        1. The photography in this post is fairytale worthy. Thank you for the yummy recipe :)
                          1. Walking in the forest sounds so lovely! I really enjoyed the pictures you took. They are just perfect!
                              1. That carpet of wild garlic looks just magical! x
                                1. Thanks for the recipe! Lovely photos as always x
                                  1. As always a beautiful post to feast my eyes on. You two are so sweet! Thank you for the recipe! x

                                    Ilsie on the

                                    1. You guys are so incredible talented! I'm so in love with these photographs. I wish you the best week, xx