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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 20 11:57 pm    Post subject: if we could, perfect forage dinner? Reply with quote
    

mine might go

starter:
limpets and sea slaters in natural juices

main:
2 frogs
a smallish snake
reed mace roots
spring season flood plain salad

pud:
bullace and bilberries with wild honey and pignuts

what is your menu?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 20 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It would depend very much on the time of year and availability.

Starters; nettle soup
Main; Rabbit with wild garlic leaves, mixed foraged salad
Sweet; Mixed fruit

I thought pignut tasted a bit peppery. I have never tried it, but husband used to eat it when he was a child. Perhaps I ought to try some this year as we have plenty.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 20 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

pignut is ace, dig gently following the long twisty stem downwards,
do not eat too many, they are rarer than a localized patch might indicate.

delicious, i have loved em since i was a nipper but i often just remember where they are rather than harvest them

tis polite to leave/replant some and there will be some to eat next time

even when i do go for it, i take a few percent and no more.

a delicacy rather than a staple

fiddly but well worth the effort

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 20 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

ps peel them with a sharp blade.

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 20 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Over here pignut is a type of hickory nut. What is it over there?

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

a small tuber under a not noticeable plant

usually 10 to 15 inches down a thin root

not nuts as we know them, but they are delicious

these are they

foraging em is not easy but it is worth the effort

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Pignut is Conopodium majus. I am pretty certain that some of those pictures aren't pignut.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

two different plants same common name?

very similar plants, i am pretty sure i have eaten both using one name
i thought the southern ones were just decent sized ones, the ones you named are delicious but much smaller

it was the little northern one i was specifically referring to but linked to the southern one

Shan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Starter: Nettle & mushroom risotto

Main: Signal crayfish & foraged greens

Pud: Wild strawberries

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

2 and 3 yum, nettles are best as raw babies

Slim



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's not pure foraging only, but I like to celebrate spring with morels, asparagus and eggs

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 20 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

all of those can be/have been foraged so it counts as within spec.

DorsetScott



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 20 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's got to be st George's mushroom, three cornered leek and scrambled eggs with crow garlic for the taste of spring

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 20 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i need to take the hound for a walk, with a knife and brush thanks. tis that sort of time

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 20 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Now if I could find some St. George's mushroom, I would substitute wild garlic as we don't have 3 cornered leek, but plenty of wild garlic.

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