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  Topic: Chestnuts: how and when to use them?
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 36
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 17 10:03 pm   Subject: Chestnuts: how and when to use them?
roast chestnut and parsnip soup is ace
  Topic: Fish on
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 75
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 17 4:46 pm   Subject: Fish on
my trout river got poisoned, long story, and the ouse is not a trout river.
i have had a few sea fish here and there but as a regular thing i am a lapsed fisherman.
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 583
Views: 145239
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 5:53 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice squirrel snap, back in the 1960's there were melanistic reds in penarth that lived in the trees next to my grandparents place. iirc their forebears had been imported from the alps as "garden pets ...
  Topic: revenge of the sole
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 114
PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 4:47 pm   Subject: revenge of the sole
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/12/paramedics-save-man-after-whole-fish-jumps-down-throat] mweep
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 40
Views: 3191
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Thu Oct 12, 17 10:13 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
imho the main reason folk dont pick there is that the brits have a very low knowledge base regarding shrooms (ds is very unusual to have even a few % as pickers ) and it is not an area with many europ ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 40
Views: 3191
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 17 9:46 pm   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
if my maths i correct today's half kilo or so brings the total to about 8 kg from 2 suburban street birch trees

one odd thing is that they have a wide range of birch related shrooms as well as cep ...
  Topic: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 4432
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 17 6:22 pm   Subject: Natural Beekeeping in West Wales
hi and welcome , i cant help with the bee stuff but i think we still have beeks out west.
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 40
Views: 3191
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 17 8:20 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
meadow sweet is in full flower for the second time and there seems to be a good crop of red clover flowers for mid october in york
  Topic: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 215
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 17 9:01 pm   Subject: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
that is why i mentioned them. the one i found today was my first in the flesh so to say and they are very similar to dinner .

i knew it wasnt one i knew reasonably well so checked it out .

im ra ...
  Topic: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 215
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 17 4:11 pm   Subject: Agaricus xanthodermus not food
i just added another, that i can now recognise at a quick glance / poke to my list of not food, it is a typical agaric and looks not unlike several edible ones when young but the key id feature is the ...
  Topic: ceps awol ? not any more
dpack

Replies: 40
Views: 3191
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 17 12:15 am   Subject: ceps awol ? not any more
my outdoor tomatoes are only just starting to ripen but the blackberries were a month or more early so you might be right about a rather odd year for seasons.

quite a few of the ornamental things i ...
  Topic: Sinister kitchen knives.
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 1971
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 17 12:04 am   Subject: Sinister kitchen knives.
ps iirc my little cleaver was about £50 marked down from £200, i guess tis a bit of a niche market and they hadnt found it

however[url=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hand-made-damascus-Meat-cle ...
  Topic: Sinister kitchen knives.
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 1971
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 17 11:18 pm   Subject: Sinister kitchen knives.
ok i have my general purpose kitchen blade in front of me , i will try to describe it.

the handle is roughly symmetrical but with a slight dimple for the thumb, the handle/tang is hand sized

the ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 583
Views: 145239
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 17 3:21 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
imho there are quite a lot that are yet to be identified and described to science so in any given sample there could easily be a few with no names so far as well as rarities.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 4323
Views: 440782
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 06, 17 10:06 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
yum , i assume this sort of thing is good on toast or as a sauce with roast pork?
 
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