It’s amazing what you can find……

September 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

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Nickie, Kirsty and the Badger (well Anna and Rachel from Badger beer) recently went foraging – and this is what they found….

In the morning they all met nice and early, the pain of which was eased with flasks of piping hot ‘wobbly’ coffees on arrival.  Foraging expert John Wright (of River Cottage fame) then explained to the whole gang – including Fergus, Editor of BBC Countryfile; Nick, Editor of Country Walking Magazine; Claire, from Beer Magazine; Steve, creator of the Beer Justice blog; and Susanne from Dorset Magazine what they had planned for the day.

First off they made their way to Chesil Beach, where they managed to find ,and taste, rock samphire, sea purslane and sea beet.

Then it was a short trip to the Crab House Café for a quick spot of lunch (it’s amazing how fast you can eat when the tide is against you – literally). After some fish fight soup, potted crab with mace and deep fried mackerel fillets, all washed down with some Badger’s England’s Own, our intrepid foragers were back out onto the beach.

In the afternoon they caught razor clams, by pouring salt into their holes in the sand, waiting for them to pop out, then with a firm hand gently pulling them out. Then John organised a big cook up on an open fire (well a camping stove –but you get the idea!).  Into a huge pan went the rock samphire, sea purslane and sea beet, followed by the razor clams and lashings of butter- delicious.

After a hard day’s foraging they all headed back to The Bull in Bridport, where they were met by Joanne, holding a tray of Golden Glory mulled ales – to warm their cockles, before an evening of Badger inspired bites. From beef and ale (Fursty Ferret) pie, to crab bisque made with Hopping Hare, it was a wonderful menu to finish a wonderful day-  all capped off with a few more bottles of Badger of course!

James.

Entry filed under: Summer 2011.

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