The Forest Bee will be holding their AGM on the 30th June 2019 Starting at 11am Blakeney Village Hall, Blakeney, Glos, GL15 4DW
WINTER FORAGING! Winter is not my favourite time to forage here in the forest., the odd oyster mushroom ,some interesting salad greens in the form of chickweed, herby bitter cress or young dandelion leaves. But nothing of any real Interest. However should you like me enjoy the solitude of a beautiful winter beach or coastal walk then there are still pickings aplenty. There are over 30 varieties of edible seaweed, razor clams winkles.. and wonderful sweet Mussels. Take a little gas stove, a pan with a lid and a couple of ingredients on that walk and boom, you could be sat on that beach enjoying the freshest seafood ,dipping crusty bread in to a beautiful garlicky wine sauce and making unforgettable memories. But Please, only take mussels if there is an r in the month, check the water quality of the area and don’t over harvest! MUSSELS IN GARLIC AND WHITE WINE SAUCE Ingredients: 1kg or as many as you find of mussels 50g (1¾oz) unsalted butter 1 medium onion and 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 50ml (2fl oz) dry white wine 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley Method: Wash the mussels well. Scrape away any barnacles with a …
Yes – The Forest Bee reaches places other brochures can’t go: Schools: Dean Academy, Dene Magna, Lakers and John Kyrle in Ross, plus a few junior schools around the Forest. Doctors’ Surgeries and NHS health professionals eg nurses gave them out when doing flu jabs this winter Village Agents who support the over 50’s across the Forest, sponsored by Gloucestershire Rural Community Council. Organic Veg Boxes (Forest Food Hub, Field Fayre)Leisure Centres and Gyms Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) at Belle Vue Centre, Cinderford Care agencies (by request) Great Oaks Hospice (by request) Village & Community Halls via our network of tutors Plus, of course, all the usual: Libraries, Cycle Centres, Forest of Dean, Ross & Monmouth Tourist Information Offices, Forest of Dean District Council offices, Midcounties Co-ops, village shops (and yes, they are welcome in ALL of them, including those very pushed for space), cafes, pubs, Taurus Crafts, Harts Barn Craft Centre, Vantage Point, several chip shops (particularly popular with the Littledean one, so thanks to our distributor there who is constantly topping them up). We also have a popular Facebook page and Twitter feed.
The Forest Bee is fluttering its wings! Our brilliant logo was created and donated to our project by the very talented local cartoonist, Ron Tocknell.