Foragers and Gatherers

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!

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Making Roadside apple pie for tea tonight. Huge big red ones not the type that you eat but great for cooking, have noticed an abundance of pears and peaches this Year.

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.

Great Site even has a recipe for Blackberry Chicken 


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Just started taking cuttings from the heritage roadside trees. 1 Reply

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

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Comment by Marilyn beaucariche on August 23, 2011 at 9:56pm
Cool see you then
Comment by Marilyn beaucariche on August 22, 2011 at 8:07pm

Thanks Sharon Eggs is cool. I saw where you had black figs I love Figs.  Out Halcombe there are a pile of Elderberry Trees they have bis bunches of white flowers, if you can source enough they are yummy in Fritters with maple Syrup.  At mowhanau Beach there is a Red Pear tree its on the Hill as you turn off to the Beach. But get what you mean I have told a few about my feral Olive which fruits better than my "Trees" and oneof them took almost all of them.  I just hate greedy people. Into feijoas apples grapes and chestnuts, so would swap say flour or eggs or something like that. Can you save me some figs, when they become available I want to do a swap there. I have a friend that has beautiful organic Apples he never picks them they cook up like a granny Smith remind me they are a late variety.  But freeze and preserve really well. 



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