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sarajane

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2011, 07:55 »
I,ve never ever had blackberries this early.  Sign of the type of topsy turvey year we have had so far

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2011, 09:05 »
So what are your favourite recipes for Brambles (blackberries)? :)
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2011, 09:13 »
Bramble jelly and bramble and apple crumble for me :)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2011, 09:15 »
Bramble wine hic hic  :lol:

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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2011, 09:22 »
Ive only just seen this :) Thanks!
Stmpy, where did you get the Wild Food Yearbook from? Ive found it on amazon and one seller wants 50 for it!  :ohmy: Is it a really expensive book?
The other seller wants 25 which is still very expensive! All other books by the same author seem to be selling for around 5 which is more like what I was thinking.

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #35 on: July 26, 2011, 09:23 »
Ive only just seen this :) Thanks!

Of course Donna, it was you who suggested it or something similar. :)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2011, 10:23 »
So what are your favourite recipes for Brambles (blackberries)? :)
barmble and elderberry port :)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2011, 20:40 »
Bramble Jelly,sunshine in a jar and bramble wine

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2011, 20:50 »
well - blackberry brandy as per this website - delicious - but doesn't seem to last long for some reason!!? And a new recipe which I got inside my kilner jars for spicy blackberry chutney - I will try to post it on the recipe section - mmmm. Started picking them 3 weeks ago around the lottie - already frozen 6lbs of them!!!!
small, Welsh and almost certainly bonkers, but can be tamed with Talisker, if required

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2011, 00:01 »
HOW MUCH  -  Hubby bought me this a couple of years ago at Christmas for abouta fiver from sains-----ys.

Favourite blackberries .. obviously bramble wine but then baked apples, stuffed with blackberries, brown sugar, butter and elderberries..  delish

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2011, 22:00 »
Picked a whole pound of blackberries off the bushes opposite our house earlier this evening -- got my eye on blackberry pie  :D :D
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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2011, 22:45 »
Ive only just seen this :) Thanks!
Stmpy, where did you get the Wild Food Yearbook from? Ive found it on amazon and one seller wants 50 for it!  :ohmy: Is it a really expensive book?
The other seller wants 25 which is still very expensive! All other books by the same author seem to be selling for around 5 which is more like what I was thinking.

If you google kelsey wild food year book you will find it in stock for 10.49.

Just picked  -  well a couple of hours ago, 4lb of blackberries from our plot.  Popped in the freezer till the weekend when I'll make Val's blackberry and apple jelly . mmmmm

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2011, 06:57 »
Hm. With all this talk of brambles (blackberries ;)) I shall have to keep a look out here. :D

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2011, 08:06 »
Ive only just seen this :) Thanks!
Stmpy, where did you get the Wild Food Yearbook from? Ive found it on amazon and one seller wants 50 for it!  :ohmy: Is it a really expensive book?
The other seller wants 25 which is still very expensive! All other books by the same author seem to be selling for around 5 which is more like what I was thinking.

If you google kelsey wild food year book you will find it in stock for 10.49.

Thank you - I will do that  :)

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Re: Free and Wild Food
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2011, 09:52 »
We have these books and find them very useful-
Collins Gem - Food For Free by Richard Mabey
River Cottage Handbook no 1 Mushrooms
River Cottage Handbook no 7 Hedgerow

If anyone has good books one seashore and sea fishing please let us know about them.  :)



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