Tag - Autumn

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Acorn Falafel

acornfalafel1.JPGWhile I was preparing acorns for cakes on the previous page, I noticed their similarity to chickpeas in texture, flavour and consistency. I thought it would be interesting to try making them into a savoury snack - acorn falafel.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest Celebration Loaf

harvestloafthumb.JPGWe were commissioned to make a traditional harvest celebration loaf for the harvest display at a local primary school - here's how we made it

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Acorns

acornthumb.JPGThere are dozens of different species of oak. Some produce acorns that are only edible to humans after processing to remove the bitter tannins, however, they're not all like that - so I set out to try eating some.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beech Nuts

beechnutsthumb.JPGBeech nuts are in season - and this is one kind of nut I've never seen in the shops - so I went out to the woods gather some

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Acorn Gingerbread

acorn6.JPGSpurred on by earlier positive results with edible acorns, I went back and picked a whole basketful - now to see what I can make with them - starting with a rich acorn gingerbread.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Oyster Mushrooms

oystermushroomthumb.JPGI visited some very old beech woods in the New Forest - and found oyster mushrooms growing on the fallen boughs.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Gorse Flowers

gorsethumb.JPG"Kissing's out of season when Gorse is out of flower" - so they say.  This is a wild food article about gorse flowers, which can be found at pretty much any time of year...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Relatives Of Common Hawthorn - And Making Hawthorn Brandy

hawthorn2thumb.JPGOctober 2008 - There have been a few frosts now and it's changed the wild food landscape a bit. There are still wild fruits that are now just reaching the right moment to pick - including some of the relatives of common Hawthorn.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Hawthorn

hawthornthumb.jpgSeptember 2008 - There's a very heavy crop of Hawthorn fruits this year - but how can this abundance be put to good use?

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Amethyst Deceiver

amethystdeceiverthumb.JPGThe Amethyst Deceiver is a name that might conjure up images of a purple-clad comic-book villain. The truth is, it's a common edible mushroom.

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