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by alec-ish
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: more mushroom help please! (bolete)
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

more mushroom help please! (bolete)

found these today not entirely sure what they are im thinking either oak bolete (boletus appendiculatus) or iodine bolete (boletus impolitus)?????? DSCF8142 (Large).jpg DSCF8143 (Large).jpg found with beech and oak trees a fair bit smaller than penny buns not sure if you can see in the picture but t...
by alec-ish
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: found my first wood blewit! i think?
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: found my first wood blewit! i think?

thanks martin i think the smell matches what you said the spore print is white/pinkish so cant be cortinarius purpurascens
i think i will go for it on toast as i only have the two! (not very succesfull foraging trip!)
by alec-ish
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: found my first wood blewit! i think?
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

found my first wood blewit! i think?

went for a walk round the woods today and found these.... it ticks all the boxes for wood blewit but am new to wild mushrooms, so cant be too careful i am 99.9% sure it is wood blewit but if anyone thinks it could be somethink else give me a shout it does have pink spores found by beech and oak tree...
by alec-ish
Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 29398

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

thanks for the tips mkg and benner
by alec-ish
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: What have you got brewing at the moment
Replies: 190
Views: 29398

Re: What have you got brewing at the moment

this is my first attempt at making wine seems to be going ok! one gallon of ginger and raisin wine (hmmm whisky mac!) one gallon of sloe wine wine (Large).jpg six bottles of sloe gin sloe gin (Large).jpg if anyone has any tips on how to get the wine to clear would be very grateful especially the slo...
by alec-ish
Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from near watford hertfordshire
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: hello from near watford hertfordshire

thanks all for the warm welcome!
by alec-ish
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushroom help
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: mushroom help

thanks for your help geoff and fun guy
a friend came round this morning who knows alot more about mushroom than me
it was the prince mushroom and was great for breakfast!
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushroom help
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: mushrrom help

oh yes looks very much like 'the prince' it isnt in either of my books!
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: dandelion root coffee

ok andy 1. find yourself a nice patch of dandelions this is best done in the autum, as with all root 'vegetables' the plant starts to store all its energy in the root 2. dig them up! this can be quite hard to do so a good trowel or fork is usefull though i did get mine by hand! collect as many as po...
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: dandelion root coffee

hi susie it is a fairly similar taste its a little bit bitter in a good way, though not quite like coffee i think of all coffee substitutes this is the best
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: mushroom help
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: mushrrom help

maybe brown wood mushroom or shaggy parasol?
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: dandelion root coffee

no i dont use it in a coffee maker i think it will work in one though
what i do is put a teaspoon full in a cup fill it with boiling water
then put it into another cup through a loose tea strainer!
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: dandelion root coffee

no there isnt any caffine in it, much better for you!
also rich in various vitamins and minerals!
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: dandelion root coffee
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

dandelion root coffee

heres some dandelion root coffee i made
if anybody wants me write the process of making it just say and ill write it
by alec-ish
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from near watford hertfordshire
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

hello from near watford hertfordshire

hello everyone on ish been looking at this website for a while and just decided to join im from hertfordshire and enjoy foraging,growing fruit and veg and wine making also just started learning how to knit and make jams and jellys,been trying to be as ish as possible for about a year now look forwar...