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Thanks Chaz!

That's very kind of you Ryan, non of our activities cost any money, just time. One of mini-souls friends wants to come fishing with us, he's never been yet his dad is a keen angler, he works all week then come the weekend sits on the riverbank leaving the kids at home with their mom, the' f**ks all that about? Helps him relax apparently, a luxury ive never been able to afford.

That crazy defence-mechanism-slug-slime they secrete has without doubt the most vile texture in the known universe, you can't get it off your fingers ne'er mind out of your mouth. Traditionally snails were eaten over here (when folks couldn't afford meat i suppose) if you purge them in a bucket with some fresh cucumber and lettuce for 48hrs ive heard they are quite good, ive only ever eaten them in France.
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Ive just been for an early autumn forage in the woods followed by a swift pint of Saddler's 'Peaky Blinders' Pale Ale at the pub
I found some lovely beefsteak/ox tongue fungus.


So called for its raw meat/steak substitute appearance.


...and quite convincingly it even bleeds


I also collected two different varieties of crabapple, i'll make rose hip & crab apple jelly this weekend.

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We found a load of Ceps on a walk at the weekend - they were delicious. What's the beefsteak fungus taste like?
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That is one remarkably meaty-looking mushroom. I second killer b's question - how's it taste?
I make things out of leather.
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The polar opposite of the cep, they take a bit of work to get the best out of them, you have to cook them out to remove a slight acidity, i usually slice them up (that^^ was only a 3rd of one fungus) and simmer them in a veg or chicken stock cube, add garlic, onions, seasoning ect +plenty of butter, by the time you've done this they have lost their stringy meatyness  somewhat and taken on the flavours of your other ingredients with an earthy, woody mushroom aftertaste.
Still with some bread they're a pretty hearty meal for a mushroom dish, they do need it though, first time i ever cooked them i just shallow fried like you would steak and they wern't great! meh we probably all just too accustomed to tasteless supermarket shrooms.
Within 10mins of that photo they were covered in red juice/blood, i think its the juice which causes the slight bitterness.

Nice little harvest there killer, i don't often find ceps.
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