Some wild food web sites.

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Some wild food web sites.

Post: #11514 Jessica
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:47 pm

Hi here is some wild food sites. :mrgreen:

The Really Wild Food Guide.
http://www.countrylovers.co.uk/wildfoodjj/

Wildman Steve Brill
http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/

Rigchard Torrens
http://www.4qd.org/fff/

Wild Food Adventures
http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/

Cheers jessie :flower:

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Post: #11526 Millymollymandy
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:03 am

Wow, thanks Jessica. I've just discovered that what I have growing in abundance in Spring in my bit of woodland is Jack by the Hedge and it is edible! Off to study more about it........... :mrgreen:

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Post: #11527 Millymollymandy
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:09 am

:oops: :mrgreen: just found a mention of it on this site:

http://www.selfsufficientish.com/wildinthecity.htm


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Post: #11560 Andy Hamilton
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:19 pm

oh yes, good stuff to cook with.
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Post: #12004 Dave
Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:20 pm

That's early for the old Jack By The Hedge although I did notice some just creeping up a couple of weeks ago. I love the stuff- it's got a very garlicy taste to it-(it' also called hedge garlic). I find it goes really well in a mixed leaf salad just to add an extra flavour along with a bit of rocket mmm lovely. I'd forgotten I'd written about it in that article.

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Post: #12017 Millymollymandy
Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:52 am

It's not growing yet, Dave! I did say 'Spring'!! Still midwinter around here. :(

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Post: #12065 Dave
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:50 pm

:oops: So you did. Still not too long now, I'm sure I found some in March last year.

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Post: #12075 hedgewitch
Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:17 pm

Great links Jessica :flower:
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Post: #16823 KateSheridan
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:23 pm

Thanks jessica! I've saved all your links and am especially interested in different ways to prepare wild greens. I think I've got the wild asparagus covered but anyone know anything about fiddleheads?
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Post: #16828 ina
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:03 pm

Fiddleheads? What on earth is that!

Sounds like a polite swearword... :lol:
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Post: #16875 Millymollymandy
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:09 pm

I haven't heard of them either. I've been foraging in my garden and had my first wild salad. My Jack by the Hedge is growing at last!

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Post: #16882 ina
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:29 pm

Is that what also goes under the name of Bishop's weed? So far, the creeping buttercup is making a comeback all over the place... :cry:
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Delicious Fiddleheads

Post: #16895 KateSheridan
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:03 pm

Hi again! Not a polite swearword at all!! LOL Fiddleheads are the curled up ends of the ferns in early spring, or that's what we call them, and perhaps you call them something else?

Someone told me the Pasture Brake ferns have to be boiled for nearly an hour because as raw plants, they eat important vitamins in the body? So I add garlic and teriyaki sauce and butter and that's all right, like asparagus, but soggier!

Having a swamp on the property, I also get a good number of ostrich ferns from which fiddleheads, I use raw in salads and sometimes cook for a few minutes then salt, pepper and butter 'em. Very good, I think! And free!! :cheers:

Now I think I'll have to go write an article about them! What do you call them in England etc?
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Post: #16923 ina
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:34 pm

:lol: I think what we really need is a dictionary with all the names that things have in the various countries! I think you have different kinds of fern. We just have bracken, and I don't think the new tips in spring have a special name - or at least I haven't discovered it yet!
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Post: #16970 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:39 am

It is this fern

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/534.shtml

And this site explains about fiddleheads and ramps/wild leeks

http://www.wild-harvest.com/pages/fiddlehead.htm

Amazing what you can do with Google!


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