Tag - Autumn

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trumpet Chanterelles

trumpetchanterellesthumb.jpgOut for a walk in the woods, to enjoy the autumn foliage, I very nearly overlooked an abundant crop of Trumpet Chanterelles.

(Article updated October 2016 to include video and recipe)

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Wood Blewits

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Here's an interesting thing - Blewits are supposedly quite a common woodland mushroom - and I spend a fair bit of my foraging time in woodland - these should have been one of the first mushrooms I wrote about, but despite looking, I never managed to find them, until now.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

White Helvella

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Early autumn was quite dry this year and many of the earlier fungi species weren't very abundant - but now, late autumn has turned very wet - and some of the later species are springing up in huge numbers.

I found a lot of white Helvellas on the green outside my house - but in the end, I decided against picking and eating them - read on to find out why...

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hedgehog Mushrooms

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We took a Saturday morning walk in the woods near Rufus Stone in the New Forest and returned home with a basket full of delicious Hedgehog Mushrooms

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Blackberry Jelly Tart

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Here's a recipe for a delicious tart with the intense and aromatic flavour of blackberries, but none of those annoying pips

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Sweet Chestnut Biscuits

chestnutbiscuitsthumb.jpgAnother great year for sweet chestnuts - too many for the squirrels and jays to cope with, so I was able to collect a large basket full of them.

Let's see what we can make with this wild bounty - starting with Sweet Chestnut Biscuits.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chequers - Wild Service Tree

chequersthumb.jpgA few weeks ago, I found a Wild Service tree alongside a footpath near my home, fruiting very prolifically.

I returned at the end of September to collect some of the fruit.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blackberry Fool

blackberryfoolthumb.jpgSeptember 2014 - The blackberries seem a bit late this year, but now they're here, they're fantastic!

Let's make something that really shows off their delicious flavour and aroma - Blackberry Fool.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

cepthumb.jpgThe Penny Bun Mushroom (also known as Cep or Porcini) is possibly the most highly sought wild mushroom - I've picked it many times in the past, but for some reason, haven't written about it here, until now.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bullaces

bullacethumb.JPGBullaces are a variety of plum that produces small, round fruits, usually with a dark blue-purple skin and greenish flesh.

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