A common sight around the country for most of the year Puffballs grow in a range of environments and can be very numerous.
The Amanita Family is certainly one of the most interesting for foragers, and definitely one that any novice forager should quickly familiarise themselves with.
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.
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.
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.
Giant Hogweed Identification
Hogweed is one of our favourite edible plants with various great flavours giving it multiple uses in the kitchen. It does have a very dangerous big brother though so here’s an article to help you make sure you don’t mistake the two!
Making Elderflower Champagne
Identifying the Elder Tree and Making Elderflower Champagne the easy way. With videos on how to identify the tree and prepare the champagne. This simple recipe is the easiest we know of and we hope you enjoy it.
Identifying White Mushrooms
Not all mushrooms that look good are edible. This is an Article on how to identify some of the safer white mushrooms, and how to avoid some of the deadly poisonous ones too.
Always use multiple sources of identification when mushroom foraging!
How to Tell the Difference Between Poisonous and Edible Mushrooms
The simple answer to this is that you can’t tell the difference without identifying the individual mushroom you have found. Some poisonous mushrooms can kill so you must be able to accurately name the fungus and be 100% sure of what it is before consumption.