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by Oink
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again from Susie, Cambridge
Replies: 12
Views: 3066

Re: Hello again from Susie, Cambridge

Welcome Aboard. :icon_smile:
by Oink
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 3 (Brooklime)
Replies: 0
Views: 11673

A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 3 (Brooklime)

Hi there, Short and sweet again due to just being too Gawd damn busy all the time. Brooklime (there I said it). Known to its Latin friends as Veronica beccabunga (that really is its name)! I found this on the hills near to me by the side of a pond, in a farmers field. Leaves first..... http://images...
by Oink
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 2 (Yew)
Replies: 1
Views: 1639

A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 2 (Yew)

Hi All, A short, sweet post that is a day later than planned. I blame a busy life! Lets make one thing absolutely clear! Yew will kill you!!! It literally stops your heart and it is goodnight forever! However there is one edible part! The part you can eat is the fleshy red aril that surrounds the se...
by Oink
Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 1 (A Trio of Fungi)
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 1 (A Trio of Fungi)

Zech - I'm glad you brought them home and did loads more research. Wise move! Eating with gusto on your first sitting though is unwise! Let me relay a story..... In 2004 when that years edition of the Encyclopedia of Fungi was launched, 60 journalists were invited for lunch at the launch. Laetiporus...
by Oink
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 1932

Re: Hello from Southern Catalunya, Spain

Welcome Aboard.
It sounds like you are living the dream. :)
by Oink
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Turkish Hazel
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Turkish Hazel

I've never eaten Turkish Hazelnuts before, but they are probably similar to our own variety in that they taste better roasted.

The beauty of roasting is twofold.

a) It makes the shell brittle so easier to crack.

b) It imparts flavour.

Hope this helps.

Oink :icon_smile:
by Oink
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]

I'm with Doofaloofa on this matter..... :icon_smile:
by Oink
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Guildford
Replies: 8
Views: 1745

Re: Hello from Guildford

Hi there. Welcome aboard. :icon_smile:
by Oink
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Should you remove parasitic Fungi
Replies: 11
Views: 1253

Re: Should you remove parasitic Fungi

Hi 1984jay, Without fungi we would be well over head height in plant matter that simply would not decompose without fungis help. If a parasitic fungi is in the wild then I suggest it should be left, as this is simply nature taking its course. Unless of course it is edible! If it is taking hold in yo...
by Oink
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed (updated photo)

All I can say re removing bracket fungus is this. If you have a recipe for Ganoderma then please be certain you are picking the correct species. A mistake may not be pleasant! I pick chicken of the woods, young birch polypore, beefsteak fungus and dryads saddle. I eat the lot. Do I worry about the t...
by Oink
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Tree fungus ID help needed [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 1210

Re: Tree fungus ID help needed (updated photo)

Hi there, Zech was certainly right with this being a polypore. 1984jay you have definitely identified the genus correctly as Ganoderma. As for the precise Ganoderma I would guess at two possibilities that are common on Beech in the UK. We are perhaps looking at Ganoderma applanatum also known as the...
by Oink
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 1 (A Trio of Fungi)
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

A Scottish Foraging Odyssey Week 1 (A Trio of Fungi)

Hi All, I'm very new here so I hope folks don't mind me jumping in feet first and making a contribution. My passions are many and varied, but the thing I love to do the most is forage wild foods. I consider myself an amateur forager only so please dont take my ID's and advice as gospel. Please resea...
by Oink
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 122427

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Excellent post and Aquilegia. The beauty of course is that a dot of latex on the tongue from a Fenugreek Milkcap will not bring on poisoning. It will taste so acrid that you sensibly wouldn't want to eat it though. It is however dried and used as a spice, and some brave folks do cook and eat it. BUT...
by Oink
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 122427

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hi Zech and other shroomers, Great photos Zech by the way. Russulas and Milkcaps are fine to taste in the field just as your good self has. In fact this is the best way to know if you want to take them home for the pot or not. With Milkcaps just brush them underneath until they lactate and sample a ...
by Oink
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 122427

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

Hi Sally, I can see you are super keen like me to learn as many fungi as possible. Loads of photos! At this time of year there are plenty of good edibles to seek out. I'll just put a wee list of the edibles on offer up here in Bonnie Scotland at the moment near me. Chanterelles, False Chanterelles, ...

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