I was surprised and delighted to find wild garlic leaves sprouting in Owl Wood today. Right now the leaves are only three or four inches high, but they smell deliciously garlicky. I found this photograph on one of my old posts, a wonderful reminder of what the wild garlic will look like in a few weeks time.
It shouldn't be too long before I can forage a few leaves to incorporate into my baking and cooking. Wild garlic is one of those seasonal delights to be enjoyed for a few weeks and then it is the turn of something else. Seasonal eating of the nicest kind.
Wild garlic bread will be on the menu - featuring chopped leaves and flowers. Delicate and delicious!
Perhaps best of all, there will be wild garlic scones - chopped wild garlic leaves, a little English mustard powder, a pinch of Cayenne Pepper, and grated Parmesan Cheese. Far too delicious to be legal!
I love snow and all the forms
Of the radiant frost
I love waves, and winds, and storms,
Which is Nature's, and may be
Untainted by man's misery.
Stay safe this weekend.