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    Ranger OakAshandThorn's Avatar
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    Fruit leather success!
    It took a little experimentation and trial-and-error, but the proof is in the pudding...or should I say "taste".
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    Now to do this with the rest of the batch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by f0rm4t View Post
    Anyone give me an ID on these please.

    Found the same ones last week by accident when out picking hips. From what I could find it it's sloe berries of the Blackthorn tree or bush and it said they are sharp tasting and bitter berries so mostly used to flavour gin.

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    Mainly Rowan Berries I've taken a real liking to the taste. Distinctive or what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Islandlady View Post
    If they have thorns likely to be sloes ( don't pick Until after a frost as skins will be too tough and the frost help split them. However if no thorns they do look like damsons or perhaps. Bilberries?
    Or pick them and put them in the freezer.
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    Natural Born Bushcrafter MikeWilkinson's Avatar
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    Still picking haws, rowan, elderberry and blackberries for fruit leathers and sauces. Also loads of crab apples.

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    Tomato and apple leather

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    Elderberry, Hawberry and Rowanberry leather.
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    Sweet chestnut season just begun in the Pfalz!

    Bye,
    Alex

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    Mainly looking for nice mushrooms at the minute - just did a course with Patrick Harding, author of the collins gem mushrooms field guide so feeling rather inspired!

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    Got some butter mushrooms and sweet chestnuts.

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    Mid November I just happened to be in a forest and was amazed that although in a very popular dog walking and family picnic and walking area, the ground was covered with hundreds of mushrooms and fungi and more sweet chestnuts than I would want to carry. To say little of the many as I thought popular foraging plants and hazelnuts by the rucksack full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcornelius6 View Post
    Today I go for haws and crab apples, when it's not raining again!
    Yesterday I found a patch of tansy and get me some.

    I want try the autumn biscuits recipe I found on this side!

    Link:
    http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/an...layan%20Balsam

    I never tried the Himalayan balsam nuts, but I saw some patches a couple of days ago...and will give it a try.

    There's a lot of useful information about edible plants on this side. I only looked it over but it looks nice.


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    Alex
    Himalayan balsam nuts, how did you get on??? it is everywhere here and it smells when you strim it. also when in stealth mode with the gun I don't like the way the plants attack me

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