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tosca100

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2011, 19:28 »
My sister has a wooded area in her garden full of wild garlic. Unfortunately two labradors and the local badgers also like the area.......


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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2011, 21:27 »
Stear clear ,even free food has it's limits

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2011, 06:21 »
That's a shame Tosca!  ::)
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2011, 10:36 »
I to have wild garlic planted in a shady corner of the plot. Delicious warmed in cream on pasta.

I can't wait for September as last year discovered puffballs, luvly fried in garlic butter.

Tosca100, can you divulge where you get your sampphire from.  We often go with the dog and grandkiddies up on the coast, Talacre area and I,ve never seem it  -  mind you I,ve not been looking.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2011, 12:38 »
Try this.
http://www.geolocation.ws/v/W/4d5195a51d41c86ece006310/marsh-samphire--salicornia-europaea-it/en

Hope it works, if not, there is a path along the Dee at Flint. It can also be found near the Blue Bridge at Queensferry, but the cattle tend to scoff it! :D

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2011, 12:42 »
OH tried to get some samphire from the farm shop this morning and was told they had to chuck a load out last week because no-one will buy it! They might be more inclined to try it if it didn't cost so much! :dry:

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2011, 13:58 »
ah ah.  Will have to go and investigate.  I know where you mean as the OH goes there a couple of times a year to catch flatfish and its only a 20 minute drive from us.

I've never tried it but have never bought it either  -  prob due to the high cost and I just love getting something for free.

Cheers Tosca100 :)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2011, 14:03 »
It goes really well with a lovely bit of fish, such as Bass. ;)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2011, 14:07 »
Make sure you just pinch off the tops, leave the roots to grow on ;)
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2011, 14:09 »
Good advice! :D

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2011, 14:17 »
Most certainly folks, just the tops.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2011, 12:01 »
I'm in the Bedfordshire area and the wild cherry plums are ripe right now.  Another few days and they will be mushy and on the floor.  We picked 2 big bags yesterday of both the red and orange varieties for compotes and jams.  Delicious!  :tongue2:

Here's a link to google images for wild cherry plums:







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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2011, 17:47 »
Your'e really lucky the local bird's seem to get most of them around here.O hold on are cherry plumbs cherrys or bullace ,I'm confussed now.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2011, 17:55 »
Autumn fruit!

What happened to summer?

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2011, 22:08 »
I always start picking blackberries on thr first of august.I know of a patch that are always early and big and juicy MMMMMMMM



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