Our Coastal Cookouts with Jules Cooper and Llanfairpwyll Gin!

Fri 29th September 2023

Our first Summer of Coastal Cookouts was a HUGE success...

About Jules...

Ever since Jules was little, she had been fascinated by nature; in fact her very first memory is crawling under a hedge! Originally from West Sussex, she grew up foraging for wild food in the surrounding countryside. In 2010, she followed a calling to leave her job as a social worker, and returned to her Romani roots and true calling as a Hedgewitch and moved to a smallholding on the Isle of Anglesey.

Jules has since been gathering food and sharing her extensive knowledge in helping everyone in how to identify what is edible and how and when to harvest natural resources in a sustainable way.

Check out more of Jules story here...

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What did we get up to...

Our jolly team of foragers arrived at 10.30am togged up ready for a full day on the water. They set off towards Aber Menai to begin their forage!

The day included a stop for lunch consisting of a seasonal picnic, made up of whatever is available at the time. Snacks may include pakoras, dips, pates and a shot of spring soup, a wild-flower salad, seaweed popcorn, a sea beet tortilla, dandelion muffins, thistle lemonade and floral teas.

The group sipped on chia, elderflower and honey syrup and because the weather allowed we cooked fresh scallops an open fire, and even stopped to fish for mackerel. Charles brought along huge crabs from the North Coast which everyone had a go of de-shelling themselves.

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We can't wait for next year!

After a huge success of three of our coastal cookouts we can't wait to run more!

If you fancy a forage please drop us an email at bookings@ribride.co.uk to be put on a waiting list.

Keep an eye out on our website for more coastal cookouts in the spring!