Plant Tour Tuesdays….Wild Garlic Hummus

As part of Chilypeppers ‘social distancing schedule’ we are taking you on a plant tour this Tuesday exploring herbs and plants you can forage and cook with! Check out our facebook and Instagram for videos, recipes and more!

Spring is the perfect time to go foraging for wild garlic. It’s so pungent in its garlicky smell it’s quite hard to mistake it, but as with any foraging make sure you know what you’re picking!

Wild garlic is native to Britain and grows to around 45-50cm tall. Wild garlic is often spotted in woodlands, and we found plenty along the river bank near the woods where we live. Make sure you only pick in areas off the track where you can so you know it’s cleaner and untouched! Only pick enough for what you need and leave plenty for nature!

We eat a LOT of hummus at home so decided to use the flowers to make wild garlic hummus…

Wild garlic
A tin of chickpeas
Olive oil
Lemon juice

Drain chickpeas, rinse and place in a bowl/blender. Add a large tablespoon of tahini. Add some wild garlic flowers (how many you add depends how garlicky you like it!). Add about half a cup of olive oil and juice of half a lemon and blend. Add more olive oil if wanted depending on what consistency you like. Season with a little salt (if you want to).


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Artwork by Davina – OASIS Young Commissioner

Young people show compassion and support amongst an array of creativity over this period,

For those young people are our future, some already working in many of the different roles shown in the appreciation artwork by Davina. Others working and looking towards those roles as future career choices.

How lucky we are to work alongside such talented and supportive young people.

With support in mind, here is a reminder that it’s okay not to be okay with this completed colour app picture by Chris – OASIS Young Commissioner.

Lastly, we’d like to take this moment of showing our appreciation and giving thanks to everyone that has supported OASIS and Chilypep in raising funds for the Barnsley Well-being hub through the crowd fund so far!

AVIVA, Project 14, Barnsley Boost, Kurious Arts, local businesses, individual fundraisers and donations – THANK YOU!

As part of Kurious Arts Covid-19 Artist Support, they’ve kindly supportedĀ us in creation of the appeal video below.

What can you do to help?

Watch it, share it, fund raise, donate to our crowd fund page!