Category Archives: foraging

Every picture tells a story

I took this picture this morning. I think it sums up the year pretty well. I’ve been really looking forward to this Autumn’s foraging season. I’ve moved house, and so I need to learn my new patch, but as I … Continue reading

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Golden Boots

As you know, I’ve recently been on two fungal forays, and I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled ever since. I’ve scouted my local woods (one measly puffball), hiked over the dale to Hamsterley forest (chockablock, but quite a slog getting … Continue reading

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Fun with Fungi

I had a double treat this week. Every so often Durham Wildlife Trust rewards its volunteers with free training days. It’s the start of the fungi season, and so two different fungal forays were arranged. I booked to go on … Continue reading

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A wild weekend

It’s raining again. This isn’t really a surprise as it’s been the theme of the weekend. Summer-like sunshine, cloud, rain, sun, rain, and on and on. This didn’t stop me from spending most of the weekend outside, and the rest … Continue reading

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It’s time to make rowan jelly

We’re only half way through August, but already the hedgerows are ripening: blackberry, rosehip, rowan and elder are all ripe – if you look hard enough. This feels early to me, but then I’m always surprised when the first signs … Continue reading

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Beef fungus

Yesterday I went on a hunt for woodland mushrooms. It feels an odd time of year to be doing this – it’s high summer and the ground is parched – but my local woodland is full of blushers and brittlegills, … Continue reading

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Elderflower cheesecake – naughty but nice

Today I made an elderflower cheesecake with some of this year’s elderflower cordial. I don’t often take photos of food, but this was so bloody nice I couldn’t resist. I got the recipe from Alison Delaney’s great foraging blog Nibbling … Continue reading

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