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  Topic: hawthorn berries smell terrible!
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 13
Views: 18973
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 12 8:04 am   Subject: hawthorn berries smell terrible!
I eat hawthorn berries regularly, ever since discovering I had slightly raised blood pressure(notwithstanding the lowering of the bar with regards what actually constitutes high blood pressure).

Be ...
  Topic: Whats going in the winter basket?
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 8
Views: 10123
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 12 7:43 am   Subject: Whats going in the winter basket?
fair point, i accidentally swallowed 3 seeds when wolfing down some food a few weeks ago and they passed through me ok. Yes indeed newbie foragers, ALWAYS ALWAYS spit the seeds out, whilst enjoying th ...
  Topic: Whats going in the winter basket?
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 8
Views: 10123
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 12 4:17 pm   Subject: Whats going in the winter basket?
Aye good point on the berries,
which in hindsight i could have mentioned...the same can be said for picking flowers, or other parts of a plant or organism for food..leave some for the rest of the we ...
  Topic: Whats going in the winter basket?
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 8
Views: 10123
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 12 2:34 pm   Subject: Whats going in the winter basket?
Because I just got back from a foraging walk with a few people in Oxford and we were harvesting leaves from Anthriscus sylvestris (wild chervil), Sonchus asper (perennial sow thistle), Sonchus olerac ...
  Topic: Selling the hedgerows
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 11
Views: 6859
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 12 7:16 pm   Subject: selling hedgeows
Well my view is that if you can get rape leaves for 1 per kg from farmers and sell them to posh eateries for 15 per kg (and 3 people can collect 60kg in a few hours)...then it is money for old rape ...
  Topic: marsh thistle
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 18
Views: 27181
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 12 7:03 pm   Subject: tough stems
As with all plants, when the flowering stem first rises the flesh is succulent, due to the cells having yet to fully differentiate, but as the plant concentrates on setting seed the cells have fully d ...
  Topic: Selling the hedgerows
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 11
Views: 6859
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun May 13, 12 1:11 am   Subject: Selling the hedgerows
Is it simply more exploitation of nature for profit dressed up in fashionable clothes in fancy restaurants, or a valid way to introduce people to forgoten flavours and foods?
I can't decide whether t ...
  Topic: bladder campion[tsakrostoukkia]
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 5
Views: 4145
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun May 13, 12 1:05 am   Subject: bladder campion[tsakrostoukkia]
Are any other of the campions edible? I tried nibbling on a red campion leaf a couple of years back and it seemed pretty bitter...
  Topic: Dock leaves
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 21
Views: 17091
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri May 11, 12 9:31 pm   Subject: Dock leaves
Fair play green rosie, I must watch myself posting late at night...hmmm !

I was trying to put over the point that the word poisonous is bandied around too much with regards potential toxicity of a ...
  Topic: Wild leaf and flower salad
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 24
Views: 23246
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu May 10, 12 7:51 pm   Subject: Sea arrow grass
I would have answered earlier but have been uber busy finishing off my book about medicinal and edible plants.

Ive only just encountered Sea arrow grass (Triglochin maritima) whilst down working wi ...
  Topic: Dock leaves
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 21
Views: 17091
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu May 10, 12 7:32 pm   Subject: Dock leaves
With regards poisonous docks...

The bistort in dock pudding is a dock (Rumex genus), and yes the genus does contain oxalix acid, which in large amounts is harmful because it crsytalises and can pot ...
  Topic: Wild leaf and flower salad
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 24
Views: 23246
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 12 8:09 pm   Subject: Wild leaf and flower salad
just recently its been all about the last of the sweet violet flowers, and getting into hedge bedstraw tops, wild rape pre - flowering tops, as well as greater burnett , jack in the hedge flowering st ...
  Topic: Calling all foragers...Its a Spring salad forage and picnic!
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 1
Views: 3166
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 12 12:45 am   Subject: Calling all foragers...Its a Spring salad forage and picnic!
Come the join the growing Foraging in Towns and Country group this weekend, April 21st...Bristol eastville park, by the lakeside... we will be doing a sundance, it will be fine!
Foraging walks, feast ...
  Topic: And tonight I shall be mostly eating
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 19
Views: 9147
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 12 12:40 am   Subject: And tonight I shall be mostly eating
umbellifers, has been for a while, they're so great. In bristol it is nearing the end of alexanders, but theres so many hogweed shoots and the anytime snack of cow parsley stems...i love spring
  Topic: Calling all foragers...Its a Spring salad forage and picnic!
Ipso-phyto

Replies: 1
Views: 3166
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 12 2:06 pm   Subject: Calling all foragers...Its a Spring salad forage and picnic!
Planned for Bristol (Eastville park, Sat April 21st), Oxford (Port Meadow, Sun April 29th) and London (Brockwell park, Saturday May 5th) All events start about noon!

This open invite is for all who ...
 
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