Rootling around is a hoot no doubt, and when it is beneficial, that is a win-win. For those wanting to pass time on their lonesome, with friends and family or with their fury besties, indeed foraging could just be the action for you at this time of the year. Read on for what to look out for during your foraging walkabouts.
Nature is surely signalling the last call for mushroom foraging as the days get warmer. The Southern Suburbs have the best spots to go “mushroom hunting”. Head over to Newlands Forest, Constantia, or any park in Wynberg or better yet make a turn by Rondebosch Common. You are guaranteed to score some organic porcini or bay bolete – neither of which can be found in shops.
Seaweed and limpets
Are you a sucker for seafood? Get in on the action and go pick some fresh crispy seaweed, juicy limpets and muscles. Head over to the nearest beachfront or coast. You will not be disappointed.
If leafy greens are your thing, you are in luck. Take a stroll and find some nettle, wild or wild spinach. Also, look out for the three-corned leeks. All these are the perks of residing in the Mediterranean region, right?
Blooms are coming to life yet again. Cape Town is the home of a wide variety of fynbos – that family of plant species alone leaves you spoilt for choice. Please pick only the not endangered flowers. Head on to any field- you will not come back empty-handed (of this we are certain). We would suggest you pick some of our favourites: buchu, rhino bush, or rooibos… the choice is completely yours.