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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 9:03 am    Post subject: todays little haul Reply with quote
    

bay boletes and some cauliflower fungus for a rissotto with truffle oil

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's too dry for anything decent here at the moment. *Sulks*

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

just back from a Suffolk foray... was not expecting to find anything at all but we struck gold with a bit of beefsteak fungus and some shaggy parasols
If you ask me, that's a miracle given how dry it's been!

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I got some very nice chestnuts today. Much bigger than usual.

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tis a good year for nuts I think. we found really good fat beech mast as well and I haven't seen so many acorns for several years.

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yep, I'm with you there Wildfoodie, the beech mast this year is amazingly good.

jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 11 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

What do you do with it though?

bubble



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the thing with the drought is you need to look in sheltered areas,if its hilly often you'll find one side has stuff while the other is dry!!!here we go ooops..let you into another one of my little secrets..

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

*Jots in notebook*

bubble



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

star pupil ,hedgehogpie ,and of course not forgetting the direction of the dominating prevailing drying winds

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Can I have a gold star now please?

Jamanda, beech mast is quite small and fiddly and a bit of a pain to get a decent nibble from (even when they're really plump good ones). I always joke that the fastest way to get a decent meal from them is to tether a pig under the tree and eat the pig. If you have the time and patience though, you can use them any way you would other nuts, or roast them for a kind of coffee substitute. They do also make excellent oil that apparently doesn't go rancid easily.

bubble



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

hedgehogpie wrote:
Can I have a gold star now please?
you can have a gold star +

hedgehogpie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 11 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


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