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by markpeace
Sun May 20, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Any other foragers in the north west?
Replies: 18
Views: 5505

Re: Any other foragers in the north west?

hi im the head chef at etrop grange hotel by manchester airport and are a massive fan of foraging but fairly inexperienced; can anybody spare me some time to come and teach me and show me ?? have found bur parsley ; jack-by-the-hedge ; nettles and elder so far but need teaching and guidance please....
by markpeace
Thu May 17, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St Georges, well i think...
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: St Georges, well i think...

ID sounds good, then - the smell and occurrence are a bit more reliable than the shape, especially as they get big.

Save a few and do yourself mushrooms on toast for a purist experience of them. Yum
by markpeace
Sun May 13, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St Georges, well i think...
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: St Georges, well i think...

I'm not entirely sure that they are, from the photo. I look for a arched/globed cap with inrolled edges. This looks to me a little bit flatter than I'd expect. Not to say that its not a georgie, though - I've found their morphology can vary lots. Couple of questions to help pin down an ID: was it gr...
by markpeace
Fri May 04, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St George's Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: St George's Mushrooms

Don't think you'll have much luck trying to cultivate them, I'm afraid - I think the rings are a bit more difficult to establish that just planting (anyhoo, finding them wild is part of the fun!). I've tried throwing a few in the fields behind my house, hoping they'll drop some last spores - but no ...
by markpeace
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St George's Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

Re: St George's Mushrooms

Jealous of the morels, I'd love to find some!
by markpeace
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St George's Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

St George's Mushrooms

Woohoo, the rainy spell is at least good for something. Been for a little walk in my mushroom woods today, found masses of tiddly little ones which I've left to mature and then, to my suprise, a bit further on some good patches of mature specimins worth picking. Wild mushroom fettucini for tea for u...
by markpeace
Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging Challenges: What would you set...
Replies: 0
Views: 792

Foraging Challenges: What would you set...

Hi all, I'm putting together a little foraging websitey-community-gamey-thing, in which people confirm each others photos of finds, with a points-system. Part of it is the ability to earn 'badges' (all very scouts :salute: ) for combinations of finds. I've got some basic ones (10 finds, 20 finds, et...
by markpeace
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging in and around Plymouth, help im a beginner!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Foraging in and around Plymouth, help im a beginner!!

Loads of good stuff you could hunt for and remain safe. I'd second wild garlic as good right now, though give it a couple of weeks and the flowers are unmistakable (look near bluebells in woods). You might also look out for st George's mushrooms over the next couple of months, they're the only white...
by markpeace
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging goals for 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: Foraging goals for 2012

I like this, it's going on my to do list for the year.
by markpeace
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging goals for 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: Foraging goals for 2012

I like the idea of Elderberry Balsamic Vinegar. How'd'ya do it?

If you're looking for something pine-needly, you can use them alongside hops in beer. You can do a simple extract brew on a hob without much difficulty.
by markpeace
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: New Foraging Basket for the elite and the amateur
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: New Foraging Basket for the elite and the amateur

When I'm out mushrooming, I avoid plastic, otherwise they sweat and go horrid.
by markpeace
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Foraging goals for 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: Foraging goals for 2012

I went on a pasta making course over christmas, and have my heart set on St George's Mushroom Ravioli with Wild Garlic pesto ... the season is taking an excruciatingly long time to arrive though *hops around like an over-excited child* I also found a Hen of the Woods all the way up in the Lakes this...
by markpeace
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Any other foragers in the north west?
Replies: 18
Views: 5505

Re: Any other foragers in the north west?

I'm north-westerly (Manchester), and gradually upping my confidence - mushrooms have been my thing (until the winter robbed them all). I'd be interested in networking and a potential meet up.
by markpeace
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Help with Mushrooms...
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Help with Mushrooms...

Hi all, Could anyone give me any clues as to what these three finds might be. All found in mixed woodland (oak with pine) first two growing on soil, whilst the last was growing on a stump. I'm doing spore prints now. If you could give me a sense of how you ID'd them too, it'd be really useful (I'll ...
by markpeace
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 127712

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Yep. I'm having doubts over whether it's actually Giant Polypore, now; but it looks to me like the fronds are thinner and more 'bushy'