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Foraging - Natures Food



  • Scarlett25
    Scarlett25 Forumite Posts: 149 Forumite
    I was watching them forage on the beach - until they emptied their buckets out to show what they'd collected and the dad said they'd found a live cockle....which his daughter had volunteered to eat :eek: ....that's when I switched over for a few minutes! When I switched back, the father was cooking some samphire in a cream sauce....which the presenter said tasted delicious!

    They showed a clip of tomorrow's prog where they forage in Sheffield and it showed the family collecting apples in a blanket while someone was shaking the tree!
  • newlywed
    newlywed Forumite Posts: 8,255
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    Scarlett25 wrote: »
    They showed a clip of tomorrow's prog where they forage in Sheffield and it showed the family collecting apples in a blanket while someone was shaking the tree!

    Yeah I thought "Bet their neighbours love them shaking all the apples off their tree!!"
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  • PJ1
    PJ1 Forumite Posts: 154 Forumite
    I've just got back from a lovely walk in the woods with my dogs. Had an unexpected day off, so decided to take the dogs to the woods where we don't often go. While we were walking, I noticed quite a few beefsteak fungi growing on the trees. I always have a nylon bag in a pouch attached to my car keys so I picked some and when I got home I found I'd got just over a kilo!! Can't wait to make a gorgeous "mushroom" risotto with some of it. YUM!!
  • bexxie90
    bexxie90 Forumite Posts: 376 Forumite
    Thats Fab!
    Though knwoing me I would pick a poisonous one as I dont have a clue whats what. But think its great when people do and have such great finds!
    Well done

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  • Cerisa
    Cerisa Forumite Posts: 350 Forumite
    oooh lovely!
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  • helenhugs
    helenhugs Forumite Posts: 1,149 Forumite
    lucky you :D I wouldn't have a clue what was safe to eat & what wasn't so wouldn't dare pick any. What a lovely treat for those who do know what they are looking at & well done for grabbing them.
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  • davetrousers
    davetrousers Forumite Posts: 5,862
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    You sound like you know what you're talking about regarding wild mushrooms but be careful. see link

  • Jaggers_2
    Jaggers_2 Forumite Posts: 42 Forumite
    No not that sort of crabs ....:rolleyes: !

    I hope I don't offend anyone here but I have a serious question. I try to cut down my food bill as much as possible but feed me and the family the best possible quality food. For this reason I have my own allotment and I also like to have a forage around hedgerows. I'm in the process of getting a couple of chickens. I also have a couple of ferrets and a running dog for the rabbits (all legally done with landowners permission etc).

    However, whilst I live by the coast and fish, I have this urge to try for lobsters and crabs. However I'm not really sure where to start. I know I need a lobster/crab pot and believe I can place these in rocks at low tide and retrieve on the next tide, however has anyone got any tips? Also where can I get lobster pots cheaply? I'd be grateful if anyone can offer any help on this or indeed on any other foraging activities.
  • kyssyn
    kyssyn Forumite Posts: 156 Forumite
    I can't help you with your crabs (sorry!) but if you're interested in foraging you might want to keep an eye out for the next book in the River Cottage series. It's called Edible Seashore: River Cottage Handbook No.5, it'll be getting released on the 4th May. I've got the first three books in the series and think they're brilliant so hopefully this one will be too :)
  • Swans1912
    Swans1912 Forumite Posts: 1,658 Forumite
    Search youtube for River Cottage, I'm remember seeing an episode of them catch crabs!
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