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dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 17 5:35 pm    Post subject: ceps awol ? not any more  Reply with quote    

my best ceps site is shroom free, there is no sign of anyone picking them and i would have expected them by now going by the last two years.

it was a bit dry over spring and summer but tis pretty damp now.

how are your ceps doing?

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Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 17 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've checked a couple of times to no avail.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 17 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apparently there's been some good flushes over on our side (or whatever close relative we call porcini) that have slowed down with dry weather in August, but some folks are starting to find them again now.

But I've never successfully found/identified them (or truly tried yet - next summer perhaps)

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 17 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

umm, interesting i will hope the recent rain changes the situation they are very yummy fresh and superb dried.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 17 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have found some boletes over the last few weeks, but they are not ceps. Not too sure what they are so never dare to eat them.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 17 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

basic bolete advice

as the chap says you are unlikely to die but you will regret a bad mistake.

is not red and does not stain blue will eliminate all the really nasty ones and a few edible ones.

rogers or phillips will help a definite id but the above will keep you safe.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 17 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The ones growing in the wood stain blue, but I have never been able to identify them with absolute certainty. Therefore I don't eat them.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 17 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

best avoid any that stain blue unless you are very sure and quite bold.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 17 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i got two yesterday from the second best site and left the one that was half eaten by slugs to spore

hopefully that heralds the start of the cep season at last and the best spot will follow on soonish.

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

at last they are up, i got about a kilo of button ones from my best site which are now sliced and dried, a couple of days reaching full flavour in a no longer on dehydrator and they will be ready for the jar

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 17 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

6 kg or so with today's pick, from just 2 birch trees ( best site ) and lots more just starting to show.

it seems a late year is no problem so long as one is patient

yum yum yum

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 17 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

6 kg is very impressive. What will you do with them all?

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 17 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

eat a few cooked from raw but most get sliced and dried.

a few slices soaked in boiling water then ground to a pulp add a super level of flavour to stews , casseroles, sauces etc etc etc .

in combo with anchovy and shreds of mummified pig the depth of flavour that can be put into dishes is amazing.

at about £100 kg dried they would be outside my budget but a few hundred quids worth for the cost of a couple of quid in leccy to dry em makes them a larder staple.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 17 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

site 2 gave 1.5 kg today

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 17 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds as if you are going to be in ceps for the whole year all ready. I like the occasional mushroom of some sort, but not dried every day all year round.

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