The Foragers' Thread

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Quite dreadful
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lost somewhere
It was very mushroomy!
Blimey!
 

Chief Broom

Senior Member
I would like to try more seaweeds, there arent any that you cant eat other than near a polluted water source. I did try some of the commonest seaweed growing around the highlands [a wrack?] i cut some of the freshest new shoots and quickly boiled them in a minimum of water. They were insipid tasting though i suppose in a survivalist/starving situation they would do.
 
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London
Thanks, I think i'll leave mushrooms to the experts...
been hovering on the edge of foraging mushrooms for years and of course as cyclists we are well placed to spot stuff, but keep backing off.

Saw some spectacular looking things the other day.

And right at the end of august in a lightly wooded northern area these:

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but thought "best not"
no idea what they are.

On and off am slowly reading this at the moment.

View: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Foragers-Calendar-Seasonal-Natures-Harvests/dp/1781256225/ref=sr_1_1?crid=207RL1JWWBAYM&dchild=1&keywords=the+foragers+calendar+john+wright&qid=1634112571&sprefix=the+foragers%2Caps%2C248&sr=8-1
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
These whitebaity type things , that had thrown themselves upon our local beach.

Foraged by a vegan friend, who couldn't bear to see them go to waste.

Suspect they are baby mackerel, shall be tossed in flour and fried up whole..

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Plus not quite foraged , cos they're the leaves of a cultivated plant, but trialling green pepper leaves, in a stir fry, before the frosts get to them..

Apparently they are an everyday ingredient in South East Asian cookery.

Didn't know that...:becool:
 
These whitebaity type things , that had thrown themselves upon our local beach.

Foraged by a vegan friend, who couldn't bear to see them go to waste.

Suspect they are baby mackerel, shall be tossed in flour and fried up whole..

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Plus not quite foraged , cos they're the leaves of a cultivated plant, but trialling green pepper leaves, in a stir fry, before the frosts get to them..

Apparently they are an everyday ingredient in South East Asian cookery.

Didn't know that...:becool:
Ooooo, whitebait! :hungry:

Especially good with a generous squeeze of lemon, and some home made aioli ^_^
 

mudsticks

Obviously an Aubergine
I would like to try more seaweeds, there arent any that you cant eat other than near a polluted water source. I did try some of the commonest seaweed growing around the highlands [a wrack?] i cut some of the freshest new shoots and quickly boiled them in a minimum of water. They were insipid tasting though i suppose in a survivalist/starving situation they would do.
Yes they're all edible, but some nicer than others.

I prefer the thinner ones.

Full of micronutrients, you don't need too much.

I also take them in dried form for adding to dehydrated bikepacking / backpacking meals.

I miss the abundant greenery to eat when off of the farm, and in the hills.

If I find a patch of nettles they get snaffled up for same purpose 😊🌱
 
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