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Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 19 1:15 pm    Post subject: It's September  Reply with quote    

And the weather has been exceptionally dry. There were two rains of less than 4/10ths of an inch early in the month, then 1/100th here, 8/100ths there. Not even an inch total for the entire month.

So imagine my delight as I was driving down the road yesterday and saw this!



Of course I doubled around for camera and knife. I was only able to collect the conk closest to the road as the others were too far up the bank for a scramble. Even so



it filled the picnic cooler. This is a new one to me, Laetiporus cincinnatus. Heretofore I had found L. sulphureus, the vivid neon orange-yellow one. But that tree is long gone and this is in a different area.

Just color me happy!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 19 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very lucky!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 19 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it has started raining here after a dryish couple of months, hopefully the autumn shroom season is about to start.

it is a great year for hawthorn and holly berries, not too good for acorns or sloes although the sloes flowered well.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5485
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 19 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We just found black trumpets and a big load of Lions mane in our back woods. Wish I found the Lions mane several days ago, but we're going to give it a go and see if it still makes tasty "crab" cakes

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 19 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i will be checking the cep patches more often now we have had enough rain to let them fruit.

blewits need a soil temp under 8 degrees C and i need to wait for a frost for velvets and bletted service tree berries

hawthorn is ok if you like cooking a horrid sauce but service berries are ace raw or cooked.
sieve the seeds if you want but they are not irritant and add bulk/seed stuff to a meal.
service is a proper forage find, some time i will try them as a pemmican ingredient

i dont go for em as i prefer to leave them for the birds n mice but this year is good for rose hips of several types

i do quite like rose hip syrup but it is rather a faff and unless important as a vit c source imho the birds need it more

grannie made a good version that was all hips and no sugar but it was quite a task to make a decent amount
ps the pillow case will never be the same again after it is used as a filter to remove the seeds, skins and irritant hairs

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11156

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 19 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have made hedgerow jam in the past which uses haws, sloes, elderberries, rowan berries, blackberries and supposedly hips, but I always cook the hips separately and filter the juice to add. I haven't made it for some years as just quince and bramble jelly and seedless jam from our own garden produce is more than enough now.

Will probably be doing a walk through the woods today, so will take the mushroom book and see if we can find anything interesting. I am not very good at ID, so rarely eat any of it.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6554
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 19 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not forageable I know but we've had a bloom in the work garden. Now, where are the fairies.



gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6681
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 19 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is impressive! Knocks spots off (groan!!) the ones in daughter's garden.




Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
Posts: 2134
Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 19 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sgt. Colon, that is fantastic! Lovely picture.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 19 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice snaps.

is the A M patch near birch?

if it is it is worth checking for ceps in a week or two, i have a few places where the A M are first.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 19 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz is that spotty pale brown one A Pantherina, a brave if one is wise (or fatally foolhardy depending on the wise bit ) hardcore shamanistic shroom or the edible one that looks a bit like it?
im not keen, A M are a bit iffy and A P is similar but a lot more so.

ps A P is not one to mess about with. some are very toxic.
accidents have happened in both culinary and shamanistic directions.

shamanistic preparation of either is possible but perhaps a bit of a specialist subject for most folk, for the adventurous with a little knowledge both but especially AP are well dangeroos.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Neither are safe to eat, so best leave the spotted ones to the fairies and the other ones to the slugs, who seem immune from the poisons.


sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
is the A M patch near birch?


No, they are under a fir of some sort. No ceps for me then

MR, I'm sure they fairies will appreciate them.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Not forageable I know but we've had a bloom in the work garden. Now, where are the fairies.



That is quite a sight.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8316
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 19 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
dpack wrote:
is the A M patch near birch?


No, they are under a fir of some sort. No ceps for me then

MR, I'm sure they fairies will appreciate them.

You can definitely find ceps under a fir.

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