Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic makes a great pesto to go with pasta

YOU have to be a garlic lover for this dish as it’s got a real zing to it, depending on how fresh the garlic. It’s dead easy to make in just a few minutes.


100 g wild garlic

8 gherkins, chopped

20 capers

1 lemon

50 g parmesan, grated


1. Roughly chop the wild garlic leaves. Add the gherkins, capers and Parmesan cheese […]

Wild Garlic Soup

WHEN wild garlic is in season it’s a fantastic ingredient – and here it’s free and it’s everywhere. This recipe makes a deliciously tasty soup.


250 g wild garlic

50 g butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 Manx potato, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes

1.1 litres stock

150 ml double cream


1. melt the butter in a large pan until foaming, then add the onion and gently fry for 3-4 minutes, or […]

Wild garlic makes an early appearance

The first wild garlic of 2011? Spotted at the weekend in Ballasalla

By the end of spring the wild garlic flowers are spectacular – such as here in Bishopscourt Glen

WILD garlic has made a very early appearance on the Isle of Man this year with the first leaves spotted at the weekend in Ballasalla.

Despite the coldest November and December months on record, the striking Manx wild garlic […]