Foraging and wild edibles

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  1. junglebum

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    So Lots of individual posts on foraging and mushrooming... figure I would try and get it all in one place... figured hunting was a good place to put it cause your still hunting in a sense but your prey doesn’t run and field dressing usually just involves a washing. So let’s see em’ pics and Id as well as location sometimes you don’t even know what is in your backyard.
     
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    Wild black berries this was from Fahenstock state park in New York probably escaped cultivation. EB704F65-3E54-480C-948E-104F28C194A1.jpeg C785FC7D-57F1-4253-820B-3573C83C422D.jpeg FA132F75-6C28-49FE-8812-CD5CD28812CC.jpeg
     
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    Prickly pear fruit is in season currently in my neck of the “woods”. Been out after it multiple times this year so far. B59F0FD9-14A8-4BCB-9954-93CB5306B4A2.jpeg A6DBC17A-143E-442A-B7CF-0A869E5EE0E2.jpeg 1F66D30D-66D6-45B4-895D-C1E7E745E156.jpeg AF39BC31-3AE1-4895-B82B-E9F7896B16F7.jpeg CF9165F6-9B96-41D7-845A-7AF568BEC32F.jpeg B3F57E79-4308-45B6-AEF1-BD8BFC692876.jpeg
     
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    And you got a Yabbie to go with it !!!!! Garlic Yabbie tails are delicious !!
     
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    Yessir! Got a few of them that bushwalk. Wish I had some wild garlic at that elevation. There were a few other “spice” plants though. Pity I didn’t grab any... B91006CB-4AFF-438B-9011-25E51F30C263.jpeg
     
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    I gotta try prickly pear one if these days looks delicious... is it sweet??
     
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    ......yes but like any grown fruit how much so depends on the growing conditions. Out here it is very common but considered a noxious plant (it was introduced by the British) so you have to make sure if you are eating it you get it from somewhere a bit out of the way so as to ensure you are not eating something that has been sprayed with a herbicide. The boffins out here have also introduced a moth that attacks it. but eating a few of them is only protein and not poisonous.. :D
     
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    Great idea for a thread. I enjoy gathering some wild edibles when I can. Mostly mushrooms and greens. Here are a few I had handy photos of.

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    Chicken of the woods is a favorite at our house. They're usually sauteed and added to something else. The next batch I find are going to get battered and fried.

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    I collected some greens in the summer for pesto. Lyreleaf sage, birdseye speedwell, wood sorrel, dandelion, and a few others. It was great as a pizza base.

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    This has been a good year for dryad saddle/pheasant back. I dried some and crushed it up. It makes a great soup base.

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    On the other hand, I don't think I found any good puffballs this summer.

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    I love some oyster mushrooms.

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    We cooked up this lionsmane at a class a few years ago. It tasted a lot like lobster with garlic butter.

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    While not technically wild, our thornless blackberries were great this year. It's nice to have them out the door versus finding a wild patch.
     
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    @R Stowe Im hoping to get more into mushrooms this year... love mushrooms but have always been weary it’s one of those things that takes a good teacher with lots ok knowledge
     
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    I've taken some classes, done my research, and I still double-check all but the most easily identified fungi.
     
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    Yup, they can be very sweet. The darker the fruit (almost purple) the sweeter it gets in my experience. I’ve eaten partially green ones too though. Definitely more sour than sweet on those ones. Pretty much like most fruit, gets sweeter with age.
     
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    Picked two types of cherries and raspberries from friend's properties.

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    I picked a gallon of huckleberries this year.


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    I found a bunch of serviceberries.


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    Made a pie from scratch with the huckleberries, serviceberries and currants that my family picked this year.


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    Turned them into a pie


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    @T-Bone that cobbler/pie looks freaking delicious...gonna try that with some of my black berries
     
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    It was absolutely delicious! My wife made the crust from scratch and it was amazing. That pie didn't last long hahaha. Black berry pie sounds really good.

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    ....... yes what this man said !!!!!! Bloody hungry now !
     

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