foraging

Hedgerow

I am frequently told that going on a walk with me can be rather disconcerting. Except from the occasions when I offer my companion the odd leaf to chew upon, I appear to be strangely distracted and barely listening to what is being said to me. Well, I am –...

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Mushrooms

What are mushrooms and toadstools? ‘Venomous and muthering’, ‘evil ferment’, ‘poysononous damp weeds’. Few people of the past had a good word to say about fungi and, until the early eighteenth century, no one had the faintest idea what these ‘earthie excrescences’ actually were, though this did not stop people...

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