Monday, November 9 2015

Wood Blewits


Here's an interesting thing - Blewits are supposedly quite a common woodland mushroom - and I spend a fair bit of my foraging time in woodland - these should have been one of the first mushrooms I wrote about, but despite looking, I never managed to find them, until now.

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Sunday, November 8 2015

White Helvella


Early autumn was quite dry this year and many of the earlier fungi species weren't very abundant - but now, late autumn has turned very wet - and some of the later species are springing up in huge numbers.

I found a lot of white Helvellas on the green outside my house - but in the end, I decided against picking and eating them - read on to find out why...

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Saturday, October 31 2015

Hedgehog Mushrooms


We took a Saturday morning walk in the woods near Rufus Stone in the New Forest and returned home with a basket full of delicious Hedgehog Mushrooms

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Sunday, September 20 2015

Blackberry Jelly Tart


Here's a recipe for a delicious tart with the intense and aromatic flavour of blackberries, but none of those annoying pips

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Friday, August 28 2015


mussels2thumb.jpgDuring a short coastal break in Cornwall, I found many of my favourite and familiar wild foods - including some lovely mussels.

NB: This article contains an important addendum about safety.  Please read in full before doing any of the things described here.

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Wednesday, August 19 2015


greengages5.jpgA bit of urban foraging right outside my workplace - I found a greengage tree.

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Sunday, July 26 2015

Making A Wooden Whistle

DSCF0951thumb.JPGThis was a quick Saturday morning project to do something that's been on my To Do list for years and years - try to make a wooden whistle completely from scratch.

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Monday, May 4 2015

Anti-Meatballs (An Experimental Recipe)

antimeatballsthumb.jpgSome things have a clear and obvious opposite; Up is the opposite of down.

Others, not so much.  So what's the opposite of meatballs?

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Saturday, April 18 2015

Bacon-Battered Chicken Nuggets

baconbatteredchickenthumb.jpgThis is an experimental recipe to infuse bacon into a coating for pieces of fried chicken.

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Sunday, April 5 2015

IKEA Foodhacks - Three More Halfbaked Ideas

ikeafoodhacks3_6.jpgHere are some more attempts at IKEA foodhacking - including a fruity bran cake, upside-down pudding and beer-berry-glazed meatballs

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