The hen do group on the beach.
The hen do group on the beach.

Sarah’s Hen Party – Foraging walk & meal

Hedgerow Harvest were delighted to run a coastal foraging event as part of Sarah’s hen-do weekend near Lymington in Hampshire. We started with a foraging walk along the shoreline finding a range of wild foods and gathering some of them to go into the three-course lunch.

Bespoke (private) foraging course hen do.
The hen party group out on their foraging walk.

 

On the edge of the salt marsh gathering Marsh Samphire and other wild vegetables.
On the edge of the salt marsh gathering Marsh Samphire and other wild vegetables.

 

Collecting Marsh Samphire
Collecting Marsh Samphire

 

Picking Sea Beet - great hat!
Picking Sea Beet – great hat!

 

Starter - Sea Beet soup with seaweed bread
Starter – Sea Beet soup with seaweed bread

 

Part of the main course - Tarts with St George's mushrooms, Wild Fennel, Three Cornered Leek, Marsh Samphire, Sea Purslane, Dulse and Crow Garlic
Part of the main course – Tarts with St George’s mushrooms, Wild Fennel, Three Cornered Leek, Marsh Samphire, Sea Purslane, Dulse and Crow Garlic

 

Main Course - above tart with Sea Beet and new potatoes topped with seaweed butter.
Main Course – above tart with Sea Beet and new potatoes topped with seaweed butter.

 

Dessert - Elderflower Panna Cotta made with seaweed (Carrageen)
Dessert – Elderflower Panna Cotta made with seaweed (Carrageen)

The organiser, who sadly she couldn’t make the weekend, said:
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for giving Sarah and her hens such a fantastic time on the walk yesterday. All the girls have said what a great time they had, how much they learnt and how brilliant you were. The lunch looked amazing and I hear it was equally as tasty! 

2 comments

  1. Sue Gall says:

    Thank you James for a fantastic walk yesterday for Sarah’s Hen weekend. It was great to find so many edible plants that we usually just walk past without knowing how delicious they can be. The menu you prepared was really tasty and I think I’ll definitely be on the look out with my scissors on my next coastal walk! We really enjoyed the morning.

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