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A Rainbow of Edible Mushrooms

With the bright lights of Christmas beckoning here are a few insights into the multi hued world of edible fungi. People coming on our courses will often say that a brightly coloured mushroom must be…
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Preserving your bounty

Too many mushrooms, can there really be too many mushrooms? Mushrooms are best fresh but sometimes you do come home with a bag full and despite having fried egg and mushrooms for breakfast, mushroom pate…
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Damsons

Damsons - the most rocking fruit. These have to be the most rocking of fruit with their 'Deep Purple' colour and perfect blend of fruitiness and tartness. At this time of the year a heavily…
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Elderflower Champagne - the brewers way

So maybe you have tried our simple elderflower champagne recipe and fancy something a little more challenging, or you are thinking about dipping a finger into the world of home brewing? If so then this…
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Fairy Rings

What are they, what causes them, and where to find them? The gardener’s foe and the forager’s friend, a circle of mushrooms sometimes in grass and sometimes around a tree, the fairy ring has been…
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The Puffballs

A common sight around the country for most of the year Puffballs grow in a range of environments and can be very numerous.

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Identifying Amanitas

The Amanita Family is certainly one of the most interesting for foragers, and definitely one that any novice forager should quickly familiarise themselves with.

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Identifying Boletus Mushrooms

How to identify members of the Boletaceae family of fungi. A family that with a few simple rules will mean you can safely find and identify edible members of this culinary treat of a mushroom.

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Wild Mushrooms for beginners

These are a selection of what we think are the safest mushrooms for novice foragers to look for and eat. Sticking to these and following the rules properly should give you a good introduction to the world of foraging for edible wild mushrooms.

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Identifying Russulas

How to identify the Russula family of mushrooms. A fairly safe bet for the inexperienced mushroom hunter. Once you know you have a Russula, there is a imple test to see whether you have one of the edible ones or not.

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