A forager feast

As the season for ceps begins to wane, I thought I would post a few photos of my recent forage. I had to bring a friend with me as it was getting dark but I needed to pick before the slugs and maggots got the better of them. My partner is drying them, and we’ve started selling them in little bags as they are perfect as stock for stews and whatnot. I also spotted an entire fallen tree that is almost covered in Oyster Mushrooms, but I shall get to that tomorrow, it requires climbing a fence and treading through bramble.

These are all Penny Buns as there is not mushroom for anything else …


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Wow @Rups thats quite a barrowful great foraging day indeed.

Good luck selling them and tomorrow for your next oyster foraging adventure. :yum::yum:

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It’s a good haul, isn’t it? Next year, there may be nothing, that’s the fun of foraging.

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@Rups it is!! And if you eat them how would you cook them?

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@Rups that looks like a very successful forage to me. I bet you sell them really quickly.

Hope your oyster mushroom forage is as successful tomorrow. Beware the brambles. They usually trip me up.

Happy foraging.

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Well done Rups. I wish I had your skills. I have two friends who are expert foragers and return with good hauls from a local common.

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I usually fry in butter and with plenty of pepper. I like them on toast.

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Thanks @Rups I like mushrooms with tomatoes :tomato: mmm

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Shwmae @John_Jeff_Maynard, I only pick the familiar ones I am a hundred percent sure on. There are about twenty I can collect safely, and they are all good ones, so never any need to be risky.

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As ever I am impressed. You are lucky to be able to harvest such delicacies and in such quantities. All the best with your marketting.

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Well, this year at least. Last year there was very little and I was too unwell to get up the track to the top fields. Now, I have a week ahead of me of bagging and freezing, and spreading the spores around of the more mature ceps. Will be a good little winter money earner as I am behind schedule editing my next book and fear I won’t get it out until January.

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Please keep us posted with info about your expeditions. They make for a very interesting read. The photographs give them that extra ‘thousand words’, bringing it all to life.
As one who is housebound, at this stage in my ‘recovery’, I want to let you know that little views of the ‘real world’ like this enrich my drab existence and give hope that I might eventually, one day, set out on such an adventure of my own.

Keep on keepin’ on . . . :sunflower:

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All mushrooms are edible, some only once!
Deigh

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@Rups exciting!! What is your book about and called if you would be kind enough to share please?

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It’s about an Anglican priest and his friend who investigate extraterrestrial phenomena. It’s not heavy going.

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@Deigh Aye, and often the names give a hint to their edibility … Angel’s Wings, Funeral Bell, Deathcap …

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Ohh I might have a read I love things like that when is it going to sale and what’s it title? Thanks @Rups

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Working title: Black As White, I’m behind in editing, so unlikely to be released until 2023. I’ve had to buy a “gaming chair” to write from as long periods in my old chair have not been good for my back.

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Well we all will look forward to it coming out. Happy sitting in gaming chair. :grinning:

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Envy you Rups of all things thought that foraging which I loved I would get back into with not much effort. So wrong so had to settle for a few field mushrooms on toast. Not being able to drive now has snookered me.So this year will have to be grateful to be ferried to apple trees to harvest, my first love. Have a 4 drawer apple store empty and waiting made of oak boards I salvaged years ago. When full will keep us in apples till April next year.

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