A-foraging we will go - actually a-foraging we went!

Foods for free. Anything you want to post about wild foods or foraging, hunting and fishing. Please note, this section includes pictures of hunting.

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A-foraging we will go - actually a-foraging we went!

Post: #47469 Bexz
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:24 pm

We went on our first forage of the year today. Got some lovely baby nettles for nettle tea and had a dandelion and chickweed salad with our dinner - wonderful! Nature surely is an amazing thing!

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Post: #47472 Wombat
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:41 pm

Good stuff Sal! Well done :cheers:

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Post: #47498 Millymollymandy
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:24 pm

Pretty good for January isn't it? :lol:

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Post: #47502 Bexz
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:24 pm

Yup we were amazed at just how early everything was! There were new shoots on the trees too. Suppose thats what you get for having a mild winter! Mind you, not that we are complaining, our salad was yummy last night! :lol:

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Post: #47532 Hedgehogpie
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:41 pm

There's loads about if you know what to look for. Today's salad mix was dandelion,hairy bittercress, wood sorrel, sea beet, sea purslane, mallow, chickweed & rosebay willowherb.

All fresh young growth and very tasty.

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Post: #47534 Bexz
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:43 pm

Yup right there with you Hedgehogpie! The kids already want to go back next weekend as they love the dandelions :)

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Post: #47538 Andy Hamilton
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:50 pm

I went out looking for nettles the other day and there were precious few around so well done! I also saw a greenfly, really should not have been about at this time of year.
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Post: #47710 Trinity
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:55 pm

How wonderful to hear that other people get excited about nettles and other goodies :sunny: I loved that 'full' feeling I get when I eat wildfood briming with nutrients!
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