Ok folks, let’s take a little break from the turkey and trout action, shall we, and talk about one of my favourite spring-time delicacies.
You’ve heard about nature’s perfect fish, well here is nature’s perfect food…Wild Garlic baby!!!!!!!!!!
If you’ve never tried wild garlic, or wild leaks and Ail de Bois to some..then you just haven’t lived!
I would like to thank trout enthusiast and my new best friend Grant for the awesome garlic gift bag this am..but whatever you do, don’t ask where he found it!
Even though I grew up in the heart of wild garlic country, I was never lucky enough to actually find that magical garlic patch.
As you may know, they are a special and fragile plant so if you do stumble upon a patch for God’s sake, do not over-pick! You need to leave some behind.
I tell you, when I pass-on I’d like to be buried in a glorious field of wild garlic, just like the one below..I know it sounds weird, but that’s how strongly I feel about them.
The only slight downside to eating this magnificent natural food is the way you smell afterwards. Trust me, though, that is the only drawback to one of the best eating natural foods there is.
You can pickle them or eat it fresh. Try them in an egg salad sandwich or throw them in a 1 to 3 ratio vinegar and water mix.
Here are some neat pickling techniques I found online:
Man, I can’t wait to get home…