The Rabbitswood Project provides an opportunity for enquiry based learning for those of you who look at the world and ask why? how? what?…etc! Incase you didn’t know, a lot of my books are set in Rabbitswood, which is loosely based on the local fairy house woods. These magical woods have everything; nature, creativity and […]
The real Rabbitswood from my books is a small, but beautifully enchanted patch of woodland in the South of England near where I live with my young family. As well as being full of the magical fairy houses that inspired me to become an author and illustrator, there are also lots of great plants for foraging.
Like a lot of children, I used to love blackberrying and making yummy crumbles and pies with what we had gathered. Now my girls are both old enough to start enjoying it too, I plan to try foraging in Rabbitswood and blog about what we gather.
Obviously all areas are different, and what I find in Rabbitswood, might not be the same as you can find in your local area, but foraging is a wonderful thing so get out and get gathering and please share your experiences with us.
Tutoring With A Twist is all about throwing the norm out the window and doing things a little bit differently. Normally tutors and teachers begin with the subject or skill that the student needs to learn but I want to turn this on it’s head and begin with a REALLY JUICY QUESTION! I believe by switching […]
Colourful Cookies was originally a post in my old art blog because of the brilliant opportunities it created for a bit of process art and discussion points for my children. I have moved it into my ‘foraging blog’ because I have been wondering if there could be a chance to link in a bit of […]
foraging for wood sorrel Wood sorrel is apparently a great little wild food and I saw lots of it in the Lake District. I would have foraged and blogged about it but I was having far too much fun celebrating my sister’s wedding. This little clump of wood sorrel was in the grounds of her […]
rabbitswood elderberry foraging We hear a lot about drinks and food made with elderflower, but I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed anything in a shop or restaurant made with elderberries. They are a great little wild food though and can make a tasty addition to any berry recipe. how to forage for elderberries Elderberries are […]
The blackberries are ripe and ready for foraging nice and early in Rabbitswood so get out and get picking. How To Forage Blackberries Blackberries are a brilliant berry to start off our foraging year with because they are pretty simple…and trust me I need to start simple! The clue is in the title when it […]