Monthly Archives: November 2006

Stuffed Butternut Squash – Kick Autumn Meal

This was a recipe to use up leftover mushrooms , but it could be stuffed with anything really Stuffed Butternut Squash with Wild Mushrooms 1 butternut squash stilton to sprinkle over For the stuffing Mix of wild mushrooms – funnel … Continue reading

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Blewits – Pie, Soup & Salad

Blewitts are just that “Its …. that are um blue….” in the case of the wood blewitts the underside the gills give off a beautiful lilac hue For the field Blewitts their stems are stained with what looks like blue … Continue reading

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Risky Eating – Clouded Agaric

…… Clouded Agaric ( clitocybe nebularis) causes allergic reactions in some people but the tonnes growing in the woods this autumn and on the advice of the guy running my fungi class meant that I decided to take a chance. … Continue reading

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Autumn is here

The autumn colour change has been delayed by unusually warm weather but it seems to be here This Sunday in the woods the beech leaves had turned yellow and were floating down the forest it looked like an amazing cathedral … Continue reading

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Spaghetti and the Archers

Ran home from evening class to hit listen again and snuggled down with Peppermint Tea ….. screamed at the radio for 15 minutes… but Ruth did not sleep with Sam ( phew I can breathe out again ..) …vaguely considered … Continue reading

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A rant against forgetting lunch – Ratatouille Soup & Salad

against horrible sandwiches from the shops ( even the gourmet ones seems to taste of nothing …how do they do that… they always taste “cold” ) . So its nice being home a lunchtime and making my own food So … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chestnut Tart

Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Tart The mushrooms asre funnel caps and wood mushrooms sliced and mixed with roasted chestnuts . Laid on rolled puff pastry , drizzled over with egg and a little milk and baked at 220deg for 20 … Continue reading

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Death of a Pumpkin

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges Firstly when carving your pumpkin do not throw away the seeds , clean off the pulp and save the eeds Once you are done with your pumpkin cut it into slices and place on baking tray sprinkle … Continue reading

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