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Today I have mainly been eating trees


Hawthorn - Crataegus laevigata is also known as Midland Hawthorn or May. The Bread and Butter Tree is another name, derived from farmers' practice of nibbling on the leaves and flowers in order to take the edge off their hunger before breakfast.

Umm, I think the tiny leaves would go nicely with some salty roast lamb. One to try.


Hawthorn berries also makes a pleasant drink when added to vodka....

I planted a couple of hundred last week,It never occured that I could eat them.

Used to munch on the new leaves when I was little, and we did call it 'bread and butter'.

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