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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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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Upcycled Foraging Knife


I wanted to make a one-off little knife to use when I go foraging for mushrooms.  I made this one out of cheap junk.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rosebay Willowherb


Rosebay Willowherb is a common plant of roadsides and riverbanks which has edible roots, stems and flowers.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Bilberries - And The Test Run Of The Berry Picker

bilberriesthumb.JPGAn outing to The Devil's Punchbowl at Hindhead, Surrey, for a picnic lunch and a spot of berry picking. Bilberries are found in abundance here, and this trip has become an annual fixture for us.

This article originally written on June 29 2012 - Revisited Summer 2016 - with video.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Wood Blewits


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


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


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


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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Friday, August 28, 2015


mussels2thumb.jpgDuring a short coastal break in Cornwall, I found many of my favourite and familiar wild foods - including some lovely mussels.

NB: This article contains an important addendum about safety.  Please read in full before doing any of the things described here.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


greengages5.jpgA bit of urban foraging right outside my workplace - I found a greengage tree.

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