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 Birch Polypore /All Year/ Medicinal/ Edible     Scientific NameFomitopsis betulina FamilyFomitopsidaceae Also known asRazor Strop Fungus. HabitatBirch polypore grows primarily on birch trees, and has no look-alikes.  DescriptionA large bracket develops from a small white spherical swelling on the side of dead or living birch trees. Very common in…

Birch Sap Jelly This is a simple recipe that highlights the extraordinary flavour of the birch sap syrup, it requires no other flavouring and simply takes three ingredients. It can be made in advance and stored in the fridge – meaning it’s simple for you to serve up – stress…

Birch Sap Toffee Pudding Birch Sap Syrup Recipe Birch Sap Syrup Sticky Pudding This soft sticky pudding with textured sultanas and a birch syrup flavoured custard topping is my absolute favourite dessert. The flavours are deep, the pudding soft and sauce soaks through the whole lot leaving us with a…

Birch Sap Syrup How to Make Birch Sap Syrup Birch Sap Syrup Making Birch sap syrup is one of the first things I do with wild food every year – it tells me we’re about to shoot straight in to the more serious collection of wild foods and is, at…

Silver Birch (Betula pendula) How to Identify Silver Birch Edible Botanical Name:Betula pendula Known Hazards:The tar present in the bark of this tree has been recorded as causing skin irritation, there’s also reference to an insect that feeds on the sap of the silver birch leaves exuding a chemical called…

Birch Sap tapping Extracting Birch sap is one of the first things I do with wild food every year, it tells me we’re about to shoot straight into the more serious collection of wild foods and is, at the moment, my only source of wild sugar to be used throughout…

Scarlet Elf Cups / Autumn / Winter / Edible Common NamesScarlet Elf cup, scarlet cup fungus, moss cup, fairy bath. Botanical NameSarcoscypha austriaca Meaning of Botanical NameSarcosypha is derived from the two Latin words – Sarco meaning flesh and Skyphos meaning drinking bowl. Austriaca refers to Austria. Scientific ClassificationKingdom: Fungi,…

Fly Agaric/Autumn/ inedible(sort of) Common NamesFly agaric, shamans’ gift, Walt Disney mushroom, fly fungi Botanical NameAmanita Muscaria Meaning of Botanical NameMuscaria from the Latin Musca meaning to fly. FamilyAmanitaceae Known HazardsPoisoness when raw – can lead to hallucinations and severe vomiting. Could be confused withunique in colour and size Cesars…

Nettle Leaf Brown Bread Recipe Nettle Leaf Brown Buns This will make 6 large sandwich rolls of nettle bread Ingredients: 100g nettle tops – wilted in a pan and finely chopped (or 10g dried nettle leaves powdered) 1 sachet of bread yeast – or 1 tsp 500g strong bread flour…

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