I love foraging and gathering, whether it be mushrooms plums apples rosehips blackberries wild figs, Even sneakily shaking a forgotten Olive. Anyone want to share info!
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2018
I always wonder why people just don't grab them all up. They are totally delicious, amazing in Pies Jams, Cakes Chutneys and Jellies. plus a whole lot more. Yet every Year there are heaps left all over his Country.
Would love a few favorite Blackberry Recipes Guys if you have any, as every Year I freeze them and hoard for Winter. http://www.justberryrecipes.com/inxbla.html
Great Site even has a recipe for Blackberry Chicken
These apples plums etc have been around for so long and contain properties that many fuits no longer have ie through hybridization.Also if you neighbours have gluts of any fruit that they are just…Continue
Started by Wanganui Artisans. Last reply by Hana Kingi Apr 13, 2013.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=103551612890Has anyone taken a look at this Site it is mapped and sghows the location of many…Continue
Started by Marilyn beaucariche Sep 2, 2011.
Recipe for Plum Ketchup which can be used instead of Tomato Sauce. slightly sweeter, so goes rally well with Chicken etc.
Plums are in huge supply this Year so many free for the picking Roadside. Remember things are going to get tighter, so what we don't waste will save us Dollars during Winter.
Chrisy we so should.
Peaches are huge this Year heaps and heaps of ferals all with healthy fruit.
Wow. I am inspired by this video. We should have interpretive trails everywhere.
I have a recipe for spray too! USed for a range of problems
2 cups chopped elderberry leaves, 2 litres of water simmer 20 minutes. Strain and bottle. keeps for two months. I have used it on roses for black spot and sworks well. I'll find the bottle I have written on what it helps and let you all know.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/features/3096058/Foragers-... New foragers Group if anyone is interested.
Mmmm Ricardo apparently once it is cooked it is not such a prob. Still I am always very apprehensive when it comes to a Stream that is dirty or not free running.
Hi I join the group as I was interested in watercress and wild onion.
The other day I ate a little bit, just tiny from a stream in UNITEC. The water comes clean from a spring, and there is plenty of watercress. Later, the clean water is mixed with dirty water, from other place. I was trusting the site because I clean upstream, just close to the spring.
Should I check for something?
Thanks Marilyn for seaweed link. Andrew Crowe's Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand lists a few more species too. He reckons we have about 600 species of seaweed around NZ of which only one is possibly poisonous (Desmarestia firma). Not that edible = delicious!
Speaking of the seashore, have you tried salicornia australis, sometimes called samphire? I managed to pick a little while up north, have also seen it down Mokau way. Cotter (below) has a salad recipe for it - recommends blanching for 30 seconds. Nice and crunchy.
See picture/description and a couple more recipes in Gwen Skinner's Simply Living book.
Been enjoying Irish chef Denis Cotter's book Wild Garlic, Gooseberries ... and Me which has a chapter on foraging. Like this quote:
In common with the act of growing food, foraging for it demands knowledge from the consumer, information about where and when as well as an understanding about what to pick and how to prepare it back at home. This knowledge is hugely empowering, giving us a strong link with, and a sense of control of, our food supply that ironically is lost to us in the mystifying plenty of the supermarket shelves.
(Collins, 2007, p.87)
Looking forward to making/trying his wild garlic and walnut pesto recipe - wild garlic (ironically) gathered from outside a local supermarket :-)
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