Foraging Fun – Early Autumn Harvest GiftsPosted by Cher Fauvel on Oct 3, 2013 in Raw Food Benefits | 24 comments
Wow, have I been fed up – my site has been down for several days because of a bug with hosting and I am not happy, sometimes I wonder if an online business is really worth all of the stress and hassle, although – truth be known …. I can’t complain, I have had a few gorgeous days foraging with my best friend.
So my best friend and I (that’s my gorgeous chocolate Lab) we were foraging in the woods and the country lanes for early autumn harvest, Coco (my pup) was really happy, she could sniff around to her hearts content.
Don’t you just love foraging? It is so much fun and we have had such beautiful weather to make it even more fun.
So far I have found the basic most common mushrooms and the red ones on my foraging fun, will leave the reds alone – they do look lovely where they are though!
I am off to the forest tomorrow, and I will be going on a wild mushroom trail anytime now with the locals, I am so excited, I have been looking forward to this since last autumn! Did you know - there are over 3,000 varieties of mushroom to be found in France although not all edible of course, but the findings are fun anyway.
Foraging in France
Wow – foraging in France, that title sounds a bit like something we shouldn’t be doing? (she giggles)
Hunting wild mushrooms is a huge passion in France and the knowledge of the best locations for a favorite mushroom is a highly guarded secret, so some sucking up to do I guess!
People in France get super excited about the mushroom hunt, and these beauties can be seen on every menu going in the restaurants as a specialty which they are very proud of and quite competitive about too – who has the best tasting mushrooms?
It’s practically a national past time, I love it, it is for me like a celebration of mother earth’s gifts.
I would love to see the mushroom caves – the ideal climate for mushrooms, I believe mostly in the Loire region, what a site that must be!
Wow, I just remembered something – my Grandfather, who I never met – he was from Normandy, but while living in the UK he was a mushroom merchant, well I guess he knew his stuff. How interesting that should come to mind now – hmm ……
Foraging Autumn Harvest
I have been collecting blackberries by the bag full, lot’s of antioxidants for my winter juices! I have my favorite raspberries I have saved from the garden, and sloe berries to be harvested after the first frost.
I really love this, I feel like a kid again, it brings back memories of berry picking as a kid. I was thinking as I was on my foraging trips – it is a shame that so many people live in concrete cities these days and how children may miss out on those old fun days – that makes me sad.
I hope I didn’t steal any fairies homes while foraging! Isn’t nature just wonderful? There is always something new to see and learn about.
Be Healthy ~ Be Your Best
Love & Light
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