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Sunny Sunday foraging next to the Water of Leith.

One of the things I did on Sunday was to go foraging for free food along the Water of Leith near where I live in the Stockbridge Colonies. In an hour I gathered loads of stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) and … Continue reading

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Today’s stuff: nettle soup, radioactive iodine and combating torture

Two superficially mundane activities today:  making few-flowered leek and nettle soup and filling out my census form.  In the world we live in, however, neither of these things is as simple as you might think. For my thoughts on what … Continue reading

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You can’t get more local than my nettle soup!

Aileen Campbell MSP has suggested a saltire food-labelling scheme to encourage Scottish people to support local producers.  As I told her myself, you can’t get more local than my nettle soup. I live in the Stockbridge colonies next to the … Continue reading

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