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Nick Weston
Interests: Fishing, Cooking, Shooting, Writing, Surfing, Snowboarding, Reading, Camping.
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Tuber Aestivum: Sussex Black Gold, October 2014. Last January, there was a new addition to the our family: a scruffy mix of Norfolk terrier x Jack Russell. B was a mere 10 weeks when we got her, having never hada... Continue reading
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I could never understand why my father insisted on picking sloes. Every Autumn the whole family would head for the hedgerows to fill our buckets with the small blueberry-esque tart fruit. My 7-year old self couldn’t grasp the value of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Happy Spring Everyone! Finally the end of winter is nigh and already the hedgerows are bursting with early spring greens. Hunter Gather Cook is a hive of activity at the moment with menu planning for our 2014 courses, we have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Well, well, well. Been a while, but like many of the wild foods I’ve been in hibernation over winter. Actually both are a massive lie- both the wild food and myself have been fairly active. HGC Private courses have been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Sketch of the new tree house HQ at HGC. Wow. My 200th post on this here blog. And what a post to celebrate it with! In January 2009, I began plotting an escape. I had no idea where it would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Proudly displaying my first 'Black Gold'. Sussex. November 2013. I do like a bit of a forage- having a nice fondle of the hedgerows for your supper is a timeless activity that all humans, regardless of anything, will always take... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Hoards of Winter Chanterelles trying to hide. Mushroom season is one of those wonderful times of year that help make the onslought of winter all that much more bearable. Don’t get me wrong, autumn is a feast for the eyes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Wild Horseradish: Secret spot, Sussex. Apologies for the lack of update round these parts, but to be quite honest with you, its been a glorious summer- I have been practically living in the woods running courses at HGC HQ…mind you,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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I’ve always struggled with Elderflower, it’s good stuff don’t get me wrong- one of the best inductions for many a blossoming forager. The versatility of this deciduous shrub is quite astounding: flowers, berries and even the official host of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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I do like fish. I must confess that my I much prefer the catching to the eating, coming from ‘hunter-gatherer’ that might sound strange, but then this is the 21st century- things have changed somewhat in 8000 years, but the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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One of the first questions asked by many a beginner when it comes to their first foray into the wild larder is ‘what easiest to begin with?’ The most obvious would be the stinging nettle, blackberries, elderflower and of course:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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We have a brand spanking new website at: www.huntergathercook.com Please drop by and check out who we are, what we do and our epic courses for 2013! Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Know your onions: Harvesting Red Onions, Antsokia Valley. After flying into Addis Ababa late in the evening, I arrived to a refreshingly cold ‘St. George’ beer and my accommodation which was better than some of the places I’ve lived (treehouse,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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People are amazing creatures. All individuals, all slightly tweaked versions of one another, yet all drawn to different things as we grow up. As kids we’re pretty much the same, easily pleased by similar things, yet as we grow we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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One of the good things about living in France is that you can buy Rabbit in the supermarket, the bad thing is, they ain’t cheap. Back in the UK, I never have to fork out for Rabbits, simply take out... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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If the first wild plant most of us learn as children is the stinging nettle, then the second one would have to be dock, an equally common plant always found in abundance. It seems unclear whether the dock really does... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Here at HGC, we like to cater for everyone and a group of lads looking to experience something unique as a send off for their condemned friend is no exception: The Hunter Gather Stag was born. Trying to blend in:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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There’s a surprising amount of stuff out at the moment- especially down here near Biarritz. The mint that has grown so profusely in the meadow outside my front door has braved the winter well and is already begun throw up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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We get through a fair amount of Deer at HGC HQ throughout the year, from beastly 70kg Fallow to dainty 25kg Roe. All the deer that come the the HGC kitchen are locally stalked and hung for the best part... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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I find that the beauty of eating duck is that its a relatively guilt free experience; I spent half my childhood feeding them, so its only fair to have the favour returned. Duck. Not only has this humble fowl enriched... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Well, well, well, been far too long! Its been a super busy last few months for Hunter:Gather:Cook- Once a blog becomes a school and then becomes a brand, things tend to get a bit out of hand! Since our final... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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For over a year now I have had the pleasure of working with the largest skatebrand in the world: Element. As one of their advocates I have tought wilderness skills on their skatecamps around Europe as well as advise on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at HUNTER-GATHERING: wild & fresh food
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Hi Dan, Thanks for the comment- Course in the Pyrenees looks good! Were putting one together for next year in Basque country...great place! W: www.huntergathercook.com T: +33 558476635 (France) Mob: +44 (0) 7921 863768 (UK) E: nickweston@hotmail.com TW:www.twitter.com/Nick_Weston Hunter.Forager.Writer.Cook. To: nickweston@hotmail.com
THanks for the comment Diane, I am sure you could pot up squirrel the same way- in fact its probably the best way to make them go the furthest! Let me know how it goes... W: www.huntergathercook.com T: +33 558476635 (France) Mob: +44 (0) 7921 863768 (UK) E: nickweston@hotmail.com TW:www.twitter.com/Nick_Weston Hunter.Forager.Writer.Cook. To: nickweston@hotmail.com
Cheers Ro, Just had a good gander at your blog- good stuff, enjoyed the Eucumbene river escapade! Good work fella. To: nickweston@hotmail.com
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