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I can't harvest mushrooms Tom, I don't know their latin names so wouldn't have a clue what I'm doing :001_tongue:.

 

Joking aside, Fungi has always frightened me to death because of all the horror stories you hear.

 

Cheers for the Heads up Andy, I'll try and get hold of that

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Down here old timers call the Hawthorn 'bread and cheese tree' think the farm workers many years ago ate the burst/young buds with bread and cheese..

 

 

My gran told me that when I was little, I have tried them, they're quite bitter but would probably be ok in a cheese sandwich.

 

 

Thats Agaricus arvensis, the Horse Mushroom, quite easy to identify; by their size appart from anything else. You're right Dean though I would'nt eat anything unless i was absolutely sure what it was, I'm trying to learn more as I go on, right now thats one of a very few that I'd be prepared to try.

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On the subject of Ray Mears I once saw him cooking crushed up acorns, took alot of preping but he reconed it tasted good, looked bloody awful though :scared1:

 

While your out looking for hedgerow food keep an eye out for sloes and damsons makes a nice sloe/damson gin :001_smile:

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On the subject of Ray Mears I once saw him cooking crushed up acorns, took alot of preping but he reconed it tasted good, looked bloody awful though :scared1:

 

While your out looking for hedgerow food keep an eye out for sloes and damsons makes a nice sloe/damson gin :001_smile:

 

Funnily enough Mesterh, I went round looking and there's no Sloe fruit this year in any of the usual spots round here :confused1: I was going to make some Sloe leather

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On the subject of Ray Mears I once saw him cooking crushed up acorns, took alot of preping but he reconed it tasted good, looked bloody awful though :scared1:

 

While your out looking for hedgerow food keep an eye out for sloes and damsons makes a nice sloe/damson gin :001_smile:

 

Native Indians from California, used acorns as a staple food, I think they dried, ground, steeped them in water to remove the toxic tanins then baked the flour into a bread type food.

 

I read that in Asia they process conkers and turn them into food

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Funnily enough Mesterh, I went round looking and there's no Sloe fruit this year in any of the usual spots round here :confused1: I was going to make some Sloe leather

 

I found a few the other day but i think they might be bullace's since there fairly big.(i dont really know much about them)I read somewhere that plums,sloes and damsons aint doing too well this year because of the bad weather :sad:

 

Native Indians from California, used acorns as a staple food, I think they dried, ground, steeped them in water to remove the toxic tanins then baked the flour into a bread type food.

 

I read that in Asia they process conkers and turn them into food

 

 

Yeah i think he ground the acorns then steeped them in a quick flowing river for a few days then bunged them in a bowl, and then threw a couple of hot rocks in to cook the brown c***looking goo :001_smile:

 

Think ill give it a go!

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What about Elder, can you make anything with them ( except wine) as they are plentiful now.

 

 

Ive made wine with elderberries tastes quite nice :thumbup1:

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You'd need to eat a ton to make you ill, lots of nuts contain cyanide, almonds for one, the almond smell you get from chipped laurel is cyanide..

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