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Friday 15th June 2007

WILDFOOD #2 - Wild Weeds

June Wild Food Event

Once again I am inviting and encouraging food bloggers to join with me and take a walk on the WILD side

The theme for this second WILDFOOD event is…

Wild Weeds!

You can choose to create something new or share a past experience cooking or eating any legal Wild Weed, anything that grows Wild in your backyard, home town, or country. I am also extending the theme to include any native plant, fungi, seaweed, fresh Wild herbs, dried Wild herbs or spices, Wild greens or any weed grown or sold as food i.e dandelions, nettles, watercress, Wild thyme, Wild mint, Wattle seeds, Wild pepper, Samphire (sea asparagus), piko-piko, fern fronds etc.
I realise many of us don’t have access to such products, so if that is the case any meal, dish, dessert or treat that has been given the Wild Weed treatment, theme, shape, name etc. is totally accepted!

This is a fun event aimed at using ones’ imagination, I know you won’t be silly enough to go out hunting endangered plant life, or serving up unknown, unidentified or illegal weeds!!

So to get you started on some ideas…

  1. Samphire and Scallop Salad
  2. Wilted Dandelion Greens
  3. Chocolate Wild After Dinner Mints
  4. Cream of Nettle Soup
  5. Piko-Piko Pesto
  6. - these are all acceptable entries

Send your entries with the heading Wild Weeds! to me by midnight on June the 30th Send your entries to me with the heading Wild Weeds

  1. Please remember to include…
  2. your name
  3. your approximate location
  4. your blogs name
  5. your Wild Weed’s name
  6. your Wild Weed’s url / permalink

Thanks heaps, I’m looking forward to some fun, weird and wonderful WILD WEEDY FOOD!

Filed under Food Blog Events, WILD FOOD


  1. This sounds great Bron, I have my thinking cap on. Funny that you stressed the legal . . . !

    Emma — Friday 15th June 2007 10:28 am

  2. I’m tempted to get some weed and make the Alice B Toklas brownies.

    barbara — Friday 15th June 2007 10:43 am

  3. Hi Bron,
    Do elderflowers count? I made elderflower meringues recently and I’d love to enter them but I don’t know if previous posts are allowed either!

    Laura — Saturday 16th June 2007 12:50 pm

  4. Barbara - I was thinking the same! Great idea, could spawn a whole new event!!

    Emma — Saturday 16th June 2007 2:56 pm

  5. I had a great dinner at a restaurant here in Sicily a few months ago of pasta with wild fennel (finocchietto selvatico) and fresh ricotta. I managed to get the recipe and recreated it at home and it was just as good. If I can find some more wild fennel, I’ll do it again and photograph it this time. It’s not the right time for good ricotta but I think I’ll still write about it for this event :-)

    But the wildest part of that restaurant meal was the stewed porcupine that we were served as a special “treat.” Definitely the strangest thing I’ve eaten. And porcupines are protected here on the island so it certainly wasn’t a regular menu item! We were trying to figure out if the cook had maybe hit one on the way to work :-) I must say that it was pretty good, though!

    P.S. Pinch My Salt has a new home at

    Nicole — Tuesday 19th June 2007 9:50 pm

  6. Hehe yes Emma, I stressed “legal” last time too!

    I won’t squeal on you Barbara!

    Hi Laura, elderflowers might perhaps grow a little high to be considered “weeds” hehe ;-) however old posts are totally fine with me! I’ll leave the final decision up to you!

    Whoa Nicole! That is really WILD stuff hehe, I look forward to hearing more about your WILD fennel ricotta! And perhaps your “porcupine treat” will fit into a future theme! ;-)

    Thanks heaps for your kind words and comments everyone!

    bron — Wednesday 20th June 2007 2:20 pm

  7. […] And like everyone seems to at points along the way I guess I have lost a little blog momentum, of course I have been, (as you will know) contributing to Nihowera and thinking WILD. […]

    Banana Berry Spice Cake for Cold Hungry Hibernating Kiwis — Wednesday 20th June 2007 9:47 pm

  8. […] This is the final boarding call for flight WILD WEEDS! Check here for more details and send your entries in before the end of today / July 1st! […]

    Final Call for WILD WEEDS! — Sunday 1st July 2007 8:21 am

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