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The Big Lebowski

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Aug 11, 2010
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Recently started foraging in a big way, so I thought I might do a running photo journal as I go along if anyone's interested...
Up to around 15 new edibles in the past fortnight, but I'll post new images as I take them :)
It is not intended as a reference guide. It is merely a general visual guide. Books are your friends!

Two for starters...

Spoon leaf scurvy grass-Cochlearia anglica. Coastal mud flats-Traditionally used to prevent... scurvy! Slight mustard powder taste.



Velvet shank-Flammulina velutipes. Damp woodland- Stem feels like antler velvet. Good eating.
 
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The Big Lebowski

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Aug 11, 2010
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Cool :)

I'm not going to have time for a blog sadly at the mo... My days start at 10am and finish at 2am :p Wish I had taken the camera out last week now, but bear with me!
 

Ivan...

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Great idea Al ! We can add some Dartmoor finds at the end of March , us will go on a wander .

Don't forget to wipe that mouse poo off the velvet shank !

+ 3 for sticky .

Ivan...
 
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Passer

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Really looking forward to this.
Hoping for lots of ideas.
Thanks for taking the time and trouble.
 

The Big Lebowski

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No problems... It ties in with me having a dabble at photography, building up my own database and sharing stuff.

I'll be back out with the camera Tuesday as I'm visiting family this weekend, cheers, al.
 

FelixAvery

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great idea for a thread! maybe it would be hijacking but perhaps other foragers could join in adding their own pics of interesting edibles?
 

The Big Lebowski

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Sure... Its an open forum :)

Common/sheep sorrel-Rumex acetosa. Open pasture. Tastes like granny smith apple peels.


Jews ear-Auricularia auricula-judae. Prefers elder. Makes a great pickled mushroom! (steam for 10 mins or until soft before pickling)


Wild chervil (young cow parsley)-Anthriscus sylvestris. Country lanes-Prolific (be aware of hemlock water dropwort) good with mash/fish.


More tomorrow...
 
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The Big Lebowski

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Some coastal stuff...

Sea beet/spinach-Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima. Salt marshes. Steam or eat tender shoots raw.


Alexanders-Smyrnium olusatrum. Coast to a few miles inwards. Acquired taste, I like it.
The spring shoots (cotyledon) are great in salad.


Ribwort Plantain-Plantago lanceolata. Prolific. Go for the young, tender shoots. Average but edible.


Charlock- Sinapis arvensis. Your garden!- Prolific (be aware of ragwort) tastes like cabbage heart.
 
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The Big Lebowski

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Few more today...

Chickweed-Stellaria media. Really like the taste of this. (Be aware of Scarlet Pimpernel)


Horseradish-Armoracia rusticana. Now this stuff packs a punch :)
 
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The Big Lebowski

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Few more... St Georges mushrooms any time now :)

Common mallow-Malva neglecta. Deep fried to make a type of crisp or used traditionally in Molokhia soup/broth.


Hairy Bittercress-Cardamine hirsuta. Not actually bitter (or hairy) more very mild green peppercorn. Nice.


Sea Plantain-Plantago maritima. Tastes like garden pea shell. Found on salt marsh in abundance.
 
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The Big Lebowski

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New one today...

Ground Elder-Aegopodium podagraria. Tastes like sweet celery leaves. Introduced by the Romans (as was parsley of alexander)
Taken on a bridal path on the edge of woodlands.
 
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