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free food!!
« on: September 09, 2009, 22:26 »
Went foraying with Munt a couple of days ago. This is a pic of the first lot we collected....we went back after we'd put them in the car and picked  about the same amount again!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:



...they are a mix of ceps and bay boletus and a few others that we had'nt seen before.
This is a strange one....I think it's either a newly emerging stinkhorn or a stubble rosegill....but if someone else knows for sure I'd love to know what it is.




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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 22:44 »
I'm certain...................its.....it's a mushroom .......or a toadstool! :lol:

Sorry can't id but they do look delish, and lots of them :)
what will you do with them......and don't just say eat them :tongue2: :lol:

(when i first looked i thought the big one on the left was a crab :lol:)

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 23:01 »
I'm certain...................its.....it's a mushroom .......or a toadstool! :lol:

Sorry can't id but they do look delish, and lots of them :)
what will you do with them......and don't just say eat them :tongue2: :lol:

(when i first looked i thought the big one on the left was a crab :lol:)



They are all dried now......dried about 16lb of them....now got about 12oz !!!! :ohmy: :ohmy:

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 19:05 »
You are very brave.  I would be worried I picked the poisonous ones.  How do you make sure that you don't?

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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 07:32 »
You are very brave.  I would be worried I picked the poisonous ones.  How do you make sure that you don't?

If you can find an expert in this field....go along with him. We've been out a couple of time with a Fife ranger. We found him in a local 'what's on' leaflet. There might be a similar thing going on in your area!

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 10:09 »
Id love to know what to pick...I love me mushrooms.  I will have to see if theres any contacts I can pick up in the next year
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 18:46 »
Id love to know what to pick...I love me mushrooms.  I will have to see if theres any contacts I can pick up in the next year

Have a quick look on your local council website.....this is usually the time of year the experts go around.  :)

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Re: free food!!
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2009, 22:18 »
We have lovely field mushrooms, but no good at the moment as we've had no rain  :wub:
Still, wouldn't need to dry them, as soon as they pop up they go crispy  ::)

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2009, 09:59 »
I'm going to have to do that Aggie, I've been amateur foraging for a little while now but don't have the knowledge when it comes to mushrooms and, as you say, they are luvverly!

Despite having several books on the topic, I don't have the confidence in identifying the correct ones - that's where a guide would be a great help.

Yeah, I think I'll look into that.

Excellent haul, by the way!  :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2009, 12:02 »
we had a good mushroom book with symbols that were a skull and cross bones, (poisonous) a knife and fork, (edible) and a knife and fork crossed out, (in-edible but not poisonous)
My son, (about 7-8 at the time)said the skull meant poisonous, the next meant eat with a knife and fork, the other, eat with your fingers!  :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2009, 13:18 »
we had a good mushroom book with symbols that were a skull and cross bones, (poisonous) a knife and fork, (edible) and a knife and fork crossed out, (in-edible but not poisonous)
My son, (about 7-8 at the time)said the skull meant poisonous, the next meant eat with a knife and fork, the other, eat with your fingers!  :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8)

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 18:44 »
How scrummy, none of that forced rubbish that taste of nothing >:(. Mushrooms are another thing that just don't taste like they did when we were kids :(

I woudn't know where to start either. What you gonna cook up then, just save them and add them to stuff?


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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2009, 19:49 »
Hi the picture you posted is a  stinkhorn egg which will emerge as the phalic stinkhorn in a couple of days - not nice to eat ???
Sometimes you have to accept that somedays you are the pigeon and somedays you are the statue!

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2009, 12:12 »
Or to describe!  :ohmy: :D

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2009, 12:16 »
You're lucky to find ceps like that Aga. ,  Over here they're getting more and more difficult to find. You have to be up and out at the crack of dawn: they're all gone by 10 o'clock !



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