A fantastic wild edible – Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)
It packs a real punch in much the same way that wasabi does, and one of my favourite ways to utilise it is to crisp up the leaves in a frying pan with a little oil. It makes an excellent accompaniment to a seafood dish.
Medicinally, it’s pretty good for coughs and colds too.
Won’t be long before these beauties are back out basking again.
Adders are frequently seen in the places I roam, and completely harmless if treated with respect and left undisturbed. Absolutely stunning creatures.
I love finding sign like this.
It shows years worth of wear and tear. It’s where badgers have been travelling up a bank – the moss can’t grow there, the fissures in the bark have been smoothed out and there are numerous claw marks.
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