Tag - Berries

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chinese Bramble

chinesebramblethumb.JPGThis is urban foraging, rather than true wild food, but it's still a great free food resource - the Chinese Bramble.

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Monday, September 15, 2008


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, August 17, 2008

Blackberry And Apple Crumble

crumble1.JPGAugust 2008 - This summer's crop of blackberries has started well and looks like it's going to continue in like manner.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Rose Hips

rosehipthumb.JPGAugust 15 2008 - We tried walking the Hamble Valley Strawberry Trail from Hamble Point up to Manor Farm, but kept getting lost. Fortunately, our random detours took us past some great wild food resources - some nice blackberries, a row of wild plum trees heavy with fruit and a planted rose hedge bearing lots of ripe rose hips.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rowan Berries

rowanthumb.JPGA trip out to the New Forest in hope of finding wild mushrooms or bilberries - we found neither, but found instead some nice, ripe, plump Rowan berries

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wild Strawberries

wildstrawberriesthumb.JPGA trip out to Crab Wood, near Winchester to enjoy a walk in the woods, and to pick wild strawberries.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Berry Picker

berrypicker6.jpgI can't quite decide if Heath Robinson would nod approvingly, or run away screaming - my home made berry picking gadget isn't going to win any design awards, but will it actually work?

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


sloes.JPGI went out specifically looking for sloes - as opposed to than my usual trick of just accidentally tripping over something interesting and edible.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007


blackberries1.jpgAugust 05 2007 - Autumn, or at least some aspects of it - has arrived early this year. We've had a miserably wet and cool summer, but despite (or perhaps because of) this, the blackberries are early, and they're excellent.

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