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5 of the best places to see bluebells near Exeter

Posted by The Real Food Store Exeter on

5 of the best places to see bluebells near Exeter

It comes quickly, doesn’t it? One minute you’re plunged in the depths of winter, and then the clocks change, the evenings draw out and every hedge in Devon seems to clatter to the tune of a chiffchaff. It’s a beautiful time of year indeed, but perhaps the most wonderful sight is the carpet of blue that bedecks the woods, valleys and meadows around Exeter as the bluebells emerge. We asked the team at The Real Food Store to recommend their favourite places to see these magical flowers - here are their top 5 recommendations.   5 - Stoke Woods Located just...

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Recipe: Wild Garlic Pesto

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Recipe: Wild Garlic Pesto

Spring is here, the birds are starting to sing and the woods of Devon are beginning to smell delightfully of garlic. Wild garlic is easy to identify, super healthy and grows in abundance. As with any wild food, do your research and take extra care to make sure you know what you're picking. Be especially careful to avoid picking the leaves of lords-and-ladies, which often grows together with wild garlic but can be dangerous if consumed. This video is a useful guide, and remember: if in doubt, don't pick it!   Ingredients: Several handfuls of wild garlic leaves A bunch of raw kale...

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