25 thoughts on “Wild Garlic

  1. Wow what a wonderfull field of garlic!! It’s a stunning photo dear and of course it’s a delicious recipe!
    Have a good day darling

  2. I also know of a wild garlic patch near me that I keep the location of v quiet. 😉 My husband makes a beautiful wild garlic risotto. Wild garlic pesto sounds like a wonderful idea.

  3. Ooh I can almost smell it! What a find 🙂 I used to have a favourite patch when I lived in Fife. Just near a friend’s cottage the smell of the wild garlic and wood smoke always greeted me as I walked up her path. It makes me think of long dreamy chats in the garden and the wonderful taste of a wild garlic flavoured veggie pasta sauce she used to make. Do you have a favourite pasta sauce to use with your find? I’m going on a wild garlic hunt soon, there must be some somewhere in London….

  4. MMM I love it. The smell as you walk through the woods is great, my only local patch, that I know of, is right by the main road – so don’t fancy eating that. I have some seeds from Chilterns seeds to grow them in my garden but they are apparently very invasive oh well never mind!

  5. I’ve never heard of wild garlic before. Does it taste like garlic? I know fresh garlic and it’s absolutely delcicious and so delicate.

  6. Lore – I’m going to have it again tomorrow! 🙂

    Peter – Don’t worry – it’s a fiercely guarded secret!

    Silvia – Thank you. Hope you’re having a lovely week too. 🙂

    Jules – Wild garlic risotto, you say? Think I’ll be making that this week too.

    LindaH – This is the first time I’ve ever used it. Give me some time. Absolutely certain I’ll come up with something. Love my pasta. What was your friend’s like, I wonder?

    Pille – Thank you for all the help!

    Jane – I was going to dig up some of the plants and put them in my own garden but then also heard they were invasive. Oh well, foraging is fun. 🙂

    Warda – It tastes just like garlic but the plant is mild enough to use raw. Like garlicky chives.

    Pia – 🙂 It was pretty good.

  7. I wouldn’t have known what I was looking for! Clever you! It looks real good on scrambled eggs! I want scrambled eggs now. I will have to wait until the morning.

    Wild garlic pesto sounds delicious 🙂

  8. In West Virginia we call these ramps. I cooked some tonight with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and olive oil over angel hair pasta. It was so good. The ramps are very sweet and spicy.

  9. Susan – I thought so too. 🙂

    Holler – It took me a while to find it but once I did the smell was unmistakable!

    Winnie – I’ve never heard of ramps. Your pasta sounds wonderful!

    Antonia – Thank you! They were lovely, I must say.

  10. I am so jealous of your new find! Oh to have such a patch near me! I agree with Peter, do not tell anyone where it is located! Although sometimes it is fun to share:)
    Your pesto with that fresh garlic will be marvelous!

  11. Wild Garlic?!?!? Is that anything like the Ramps we get in springtime that some people call wild leeks? Either way I want some!

  12. Ooh, you are so lucky! I used to hunt for it near our old house (SE London) – as a neighbour once told me there was a patch, but I could never find it, so frustrating! It is such a treat.

  13. Gorgeous! So lovely to find it wild. I bought mine but I am in London which makes it difficult.

    I just made some wild garlic pesto, experimenting with using walnuts instead of pine nuts – quite nice!

  14. I don’t know if I am more impressed that you found wild garlic or that you have been conducting a search for it – sounds like a wonderful discovery – I’d love a taste

  15. Here in the US this is called ramps, but it doesn’t grow anywhere near me in Southern CA, or I’d be on the hunt for it. What a wonderful find. It looks like a lush, healthy patch.

  16. Best looking eggs I’ve ever seen! Never heard of wild garlic down here in Australia … the only form of garlic we seem to get is crappy rubbish imported from China.

  17. Deb – It was indeed! Will be posting about it later. 🙂

    Jill – As far as I can tell from the comments above ramps and wild garlic and wild leeks are one and the same. Very confusing.

    Helen – It’s not indigenous to the UK so patches tend to be pretty well spread out. Once you’ve found one it’s always there though.

    Christina – Came across it by accident too. Had been hunting for it for ages but had no luck then at the weekend I suddenly spied this lovely patch. Wonderful.

    Niamh – I experimented with the pesto too. Ended up using half cashew, half almonds – i.e. what was in the cupboard!

    Johanna – It’s quite an odd thing. The garlic taste is rather mild but the garlic breath it gives you is wicked. Really.

    Ross – Well, thank you very much. 🙂 Is Australia too hot to grow garlic?

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