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Wild Berries & other exciting stuff!
Wed 28-Jul-10
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In the end I plumped for Mabey's book and the river cottage one

Cant wait to receive them!!

Had my insurance chap over today to sign docs and was telling him about what i sell as he lives in the village; he was fascinated by the wild harvest products and cant wait to see me in Sept at the market

Wed 28-Jul-10
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F plans to buy HFW's foraging book and review it if is is good (she does not do negative reviews, just ignores those books or products). But I cannot imagine it being less than Very Good.

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Thu 29-Jul-10
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It's on offer for £8.99 from RC as a pre-release price so get it soon to save money.

I'll try that again!

Thu 29-Jul-10
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She bought it today from Amazon, TA. Don't know the price.

 

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Fri 30-Jul-10
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Ah, too late then! 

I'll try that again!

Sat 31-Jul-10
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Ruthdigs said:

Shereen said:

This thread seems a good place to mention the book I ordered yesterday: "Edible Hedgerow: River Cottage Handbook No.7". I love John when he appears on River Cottage, and thought the pre-order discount was great for a signed book. Now I just need to reassure G that it's about more than mushrooms!


 

Shereen

I've been thinking of getting this - what do you think of it?

 

Also - has anyone heard of Meadow sweet as a wild harvest?  Saw it here - sounds good I thought.


 

Hi Ruth. The book arrived on Friday and so far I've only read the introductions and had a flick through the rest of the book. The section on foraging and the law is very useful. Each plant gets a clear description at the top of the page, hints about its preferred habitat and the best time of year to harvest it. There's also a full page photo of the plant and pointers if there are similar, but dangerous, plants in the same family.

Sat 31-Jul-10
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sounds good: can't wait till my copy arrives!!

harvest 7kg of elderberries today!!!!  Had a lovely time collecting them by the river Garonne; however the cleaning, sorting and prepping took AGES; will make more of the elderberry syrup tomorrow

Sat 31-Jul-10
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shelley said:

sounds good: can't wait till my copy arrives!!

harvest 7kg of elderberries today!!!!  Had a lovely time collecting them by the river Garonne; however the cleaning, sorting and prepping took AGES; will make more of the elderberry syrup tomorrow


 

I can imagine!!!!!!! After pitting 5 kgs cherries, I know what you mean!

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Sat 31-Jul-10
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If it's dry tomorrow, I'm definitely going to have to walk to the fields nearby to check the state of the plums and berries. I don't expect them to be ripe yet but it'll give me a better idea when to go back to harvest wink 

On a related note, I've been trying to find somewhere local where I can pick bilberries. I've done some googling and there are a few places around 20-30 miles away but I'd prefer somewhere nearer Coventry. I probably need to do a bit more googling, and make sure I take a picture of the plants with me to help me locate/identify them.

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Sat 31-Jul-10
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shelley said:

harvest 7kg of elderberries today!!!! 


You must have very strong arms! big_laugh

Shereen, I wish you hadn't described the book, I now  HAVE to buy it...roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Sun 1-Aug-10
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If you really must, buy it in the next day or two from RC. It's £8 instead of £15 and John has signed it 🙂 G had a quick look at it this she morning and said it felt like a quality book. He's right too.

Sun 1-Aug-10
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Yep, I knew it was a good price - I get the RC letter thing - what's it called?  I'll do it tomorrow, thanks.

I'll try that again!

Sun 1-Aug-10
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phew; finally finished cooking the elderberries!! only just had enough jars and it took ages to mouli it all; still I think it will be a top seller and so it is worth it!  Will go out for some more plums tomorrow.  Wish we were close enough to the hills to search for bilberries; but a 2hr drive is a bit much at the mo

 

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shelley said:

sounds good: can't wait till my copy arrives!!

harvest 7kg of elderberries today!!!!  Had a lovely time collecting them by the river Garonne; however the cleaning, sorting and prepping took AGES; will make more of the elderberry syrup tomorrow


 

Found out the plant I thought was elder is but not the one I thought it was, it has red berries instead of black eeek

Sun 1-Aug-10
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ooh: can you find out if it is edible; some aren't!

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