Where the wild things are: Mark Hix goes foraging

If you go down to the woods today, you could find a savoury delight – wild garlic. Freshly foraged ingredients make wonderful sauces, says our chef.

Wild garlic and chilli sauce

Makes about half a litre
Wild garlic salt is great to use as a seasoning for meats and fish or add to a marinade for an early-summer barbecue

Wild garlic salt

This is great to use as a seasoning for meats and fish or add to a marinade for an early-summer barbecue.

Easter black badgers with green onions and wild garlic
Morcilla on toasted sourdough

Morcilla on toasted sourdough

Serves 4

Pork cooked in milk with potatoes and sage by Blanche Vaughan

Pork cooked in milk with potatoes and sage

Ingredients to serve 4

Garlic scam man awaits cut in sentence

A businessman jailed over a 1.6 million euro (£1.3 million) garlic import duty scam has been remanded back into custody while appeal judges decide by how much to reduce his sentence.

Chinese farmers have captured large swathes of the global garlic market

Manhunt on for £8m garlic smugglers (but who'd want to share their cell...?)

Sweden claims two Britons tried to import massive quantity of bootleg bulbs from China

Thai baked mackerel

Thai baked mackerel

Serves 4

Euro court: take leave later if you fall sick

Workers who fall ill during their holidays will be entitled to take paid leave at a later date, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Legal action against UK on unpaid European Commission garlic bill

The European Commission is taking Britain to court in a battle over an unpaid bill of millions of pounds in duty on imports of garlic.

The light fantastic: Transform your garden with some well-placed tealights and lanterns

It takes Derek St Romaine and his wife Dawn at least two hours to set out the 500 candles that light their garden for a special evening opening each year. What dedication! They hang tealights in lanterns through the rose arbour. Their mophead hollies are lit from below by candles set in bags of sand. They float tealights in clear plastic cups on their pond, highlighting the gleaming scales of the koi carp nosing around underneath. "You've got to put a bit of sand in the cups as ballast. Otherwise they capsize," says Dawn.

A plate of alliums

A plate of alliums

Serves 4

Queen scallops with bacon and wild garlic

Queen scallops with bacon and wild garlic

Serves 6-8

Coronation chicken on toast

Coronation chicken on toast

Serves 4

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