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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.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 20 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

the best st g patch i have found yielded 2 full baskets, maybe 20kg.

salted gills up, drained gills down, smoked and pickled in balsamic is ace for a glut

i found a jar from a different patch recently and after 3 yrs at the back of a fridge it is splendid

ceps are pretty good for that treatment as well

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 20 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nettle and wild garlic soup

Pot roast rabbit with wild garlic, sauteed ground elder

Wild rasps and blaeberries

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 20 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

if the nettle tips are the best that is a decent meal.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 20 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I might try one of those as I have the ingredients. Wild raspberries a bit later in the year, but the garlic usually dies down by then. I don't think I have ever even seen a blaeberry as I don't know any moors,

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