Guess who planted a lot of Wild Garlic bulbs last year in the woodland area of the garden? OK, it was me and Erik. And now we are going to reap the benefit. Like most plants in East Yorkshire, what with the gentle winter and warmer temperatures than usual, our Wild Garlic has already sprung through the soil, it’s wide arrow-shaped, bright green leaves waving at us, and emerging from the protective centre of these leaves are the little buds that are going to open out into the most beautiful of white star-shaped flowers, perfect for decorating a plate of food. The photo taken below was from the woodland area of our Hornsea garden last spring. There was only a tiny bit of Wild Garlic, but now we’ve got a much larger patch – everybody has warned us that it will take over the garden, but we don’t mind at all!
Erik was inspired to sift through our recipe books and research, and found the perfect recipe to use from Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook.