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by Slippery Jack
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Boletus chrysenteron - Red Cracking Bolete?
Replies: 1
Views: 1583

Re: Boletus chrysenteron - Red Cracking Bolete?

Hi Penny Bun, I think they're red cracked boletes, but I'm not 100% certain; it's so hard to tell from photo's. Still, I'd say you have it right. I find quite a lot of these. Sadly, they are of only marginal use in the kitchen. Fresh, they are mushy and tasteless. Dried, they are no longer mushy... ...
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Ground Cherry. (Physalis Pruinosa)
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Ground Cherry. (Physalis Pruinosa)

They look gorgeous! I grew tomatillo this year (Physalis philadelphica) and they were fantastic. I will definitely be growing them again next year, along with these little orange beauties.
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why cant I grow turnips or swedes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: Why cant I grow turnips or swedes?

Turnips are pretty quick growing, so you can often get a crop in both late and early in the year. I put some turnips in a few weeks ago and I planted a few more last weekend. They might get hit too hard by an early frost and come to naught, but equally, they may well provide me with some tasty winte...
by Slippery Jack
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Flower? Veg? ID please...
Replies: 10
Views: 3276

Re: Flower? Veg? ID please...

I think it's Black Nightshade, Solanum nigrum.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: A good days work OR a day wasted?
Replies: 24
Views: 5271

Re: A good days work OR a day wasted?

Broad bean hummous. Just the same as regular hummous, with broad beans instead of chick peas. Add a touch of mint and dill (not too much, just a hint). Delicious.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Celeriac which refuses to root up.....help!!

I fear that I planted mine out before they were ready. The seedlings are really tiny and a dry spell, combined with me not keeping them, moist enough did for the lot. Next year, I'll plant them out later.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Raised bed - how deep? What to grow?
Replies: 8
Views: 1352

Re: Raised bed - how deep? What to grow?

Hi! Raised beds need to be no wider than twice your reach. Mine are 6'x14'. I'm reasonably tall, so that's fine for me. Once in a while I need to step on the soil, but as long as it's only occasional, you're not going to do any real harm. If you can reach okay, it's worth considering a wider bed as ...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats your Foraging technique?
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: Whats your Foraging technique?

I tend to employ both methods. I live in a city and have no transport though, so often, my choice of location is enforced by that (not that I do badly you understand :wink: ). Keeping a notebook sounds like a good idea. As time passes though, and you gradually find new sites, you will build up a kin...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Tons of wild garlic - any ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3241

Re: Tons of wild garlic - any ideas?

One of the nicest meals I've ever eaten was a campfire special, a cheapo instant-cheesy-pasta thing, mixed with bacon (grilled on the wood fire) and loads of wild garlic. The perfect end to a day's hiking around Rutland. A more sophisticated version would, of course, use proper cheese sauce and bett...
by Slippery Jack
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I Found a Very Unusual Fungus...
Replies: 1
Views: 966

I Found a Very Unusual Fungus...

Told you it was unusual. I just didn't mention that I found it at Worth1000.com, the popular photoshop competition site. :iconbiggrin:

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I'm calling it Amanita testudinina. Any recipe suggestions?
by Slippery Jack
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Wild broccoli?
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Wild broccoli?

I'm pretty sure it's a member of the Goosefoot family, which includes Fat Hen.
by Slippery Jack
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: identify me please :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: identify me please :)

A dick-head I may be, but I am a dick-head who has eaten hundreds of wild mushrooms and I am still a living dick-head. Clearly I have at least some idea what I'm talking about. :icon_smile: I stand by what I said. Those who cannot tell the difference between an oyster mushroom and honey fungus are c...
by Slippery Jack
Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: identify me please :)
Replies: 13
Views: 2249

Re: identify me please :)

1) If you think these look like either oyster mushroom or chanterelles, then... I dunno, you must need your eyes examined or something. Certainly, you should not be eating self-picked mushrooms at all if that is your idea of a close match. 2) I agree with Fungi2BWith, they are probably honey fungus....
by Slippery Jack
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Looking for mushroom gatherers for my Masters research!
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Looking for mushroom gatherers for my Masters research!

Hi Anna,

Very interesting paper, much in there that strikes a chord. Nice work! :iconbiggrin:
by Slippery Jack
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Another mushroom ID - Brown Birch Bolete?
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Re: Another mushroom ID - Brown Birch Bolete?

Hi again Gaz, you have been busy this weekend! The dark capped mushroom looks like Boletus badius . The two lighter specimens look more like Leccinum scabrum . The former should bruise brownish/green when the surface of the tubes is damaged. The latter should not change colour when bruised. Both are...