"in Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt"
Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg
Despite the snow and cold weather the wild garlic shoots are starting to push their way through frozen soil. For me, wild garlic leaves signal the start of my foraging year and usually spring! I pick baskets of wild garlic and make soup, pesto and risotto with this delicately flavoured leaf. All we need is some sunshine to help everything grow and I'll be happy.