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by Hedgehogpie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Aniseed scented plant
Replies: 11
Views: 4738

Re: Aniseed scented plant

Need pics! :)
by Hedgehogpie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: hawthorn
Replies: 9
Views: 2254

Re: hawthorn

Hawthorn leather (a la Ray Mears)? Haws do that magic self setting gel thing when pulped & sieved to remove the stones and you can add a modicum of more flavoursome things such as shredded dried apple or citrus - or even pieces of gently stewed rosehip or chunks of dried damson. Whatever fruits you ...
by Hedgehogpie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Another id needed thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: Another id needed thread

Happy foraging!
by Hedgehogpie
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: identification help please
Replies: 9
Views: 2956

Re: identification help please

Don't try using the leaves of the cherry laurel, it's only the fruit that can be eaten (and only then in moderation - as already pointed out, the plant contains hydrogen cyanide and this is at its most concentrated in the fruit stones and the foliage). I do know of the fruits being used to flavour b...
by Hedgehogpie
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Another id needed thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: Another id needed thread

Yup, they all look right from the photographs.
by Hedgehogpie
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: seabuckthorn
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: seabuckthorn

Mmm..... Tart & orangy with a distinctive tang. I love them, but harvesting them can be really painful - and they tend to explode when they're ripe too!
by Hedgehogpie
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: shroom help please
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: shroom help please

First one is chicken of the woods. The one with the purplish cap is likely to be a russula. Of the others, the bracket might have been a very old dyrad's saddle but it's so way past it that it's hard to be sure. (I think your camera does what mine does and sometimes looks straight past the object yo...
by Hedgehogpie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 151316

Re: We try will ID your mushrooms here

Certainly looks good - the tree is a Beech, yes?
by Hedgehogpie
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Sloes
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Sloes

What about sloe wine? There seem to be plenty of recipes available for it on the web. You certainly can add them to hedgerow jam mixes or even use them on their own but beware because the result can set insanely solidly (so much so I couldn't get a knife into mine to remove it from the jar). Or mayb...
by Hedgehogpie
Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Overcoming stupid phobia
Replies: 20
Views: 5302

Re: Overcoming stupid phobia

I love the wine idea, it very pragmatically ticks all the right boxes. You can strain it to your utmost satisfaction and frankly no jelly is going to make you 'happy' in quite the way a drop of wine can. :drunken:

Go for it and good luck!
by Hedgehogpie
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Overcoming stupid phobia
Replies: 20
Views: 5302

Re: Overcoming stupid phobia

No phobia is stupid, I have a friend who's absolutely terrified of clowns.

One step at a time as they say. Would you eat blackberry jam if you bought it?
by Hedgehogpie
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Poppy Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Poppy Seeds

I need to get out and gather some too actually. Thanks for the reminder!
by Hedgehogpie
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rowans
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Rowans

True, although I seem to remember someone telling me that the frost thing does something for the sugars in the fruit although that may have been in reference to rowan vodka.
by Hedgehogpie
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rowans
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: Rowans

I must admit I wouldn't be thinking about doing it yet myself but I guess what you could do is simulate a frost by freezing your harvest before you make your jelly. Have you tried the squeeze test? If they're like bullets I'd give it a bit, but if they're fleshy and juicy and give when pinched it mi...
by Hedgehogpie
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Plum Jelly... Mmmm.......... BUT WHY WON'T IT SET?????
Replies: 8
Views: 2713

Re: Plum Jelly... Mmmm.......... BUT WHY WON'T IT SET?????

Yeah, stoning is a chore but it's one of those things that I do on quiet evening with the radio on or if there's something that's not too demanding on the telly. Plus, I have a fairly decent pitter that I found in a charity shop that helps a lot. The stones are scattered back into the hedges of they...