I love the approaching autumn and its hive of activity. With porcini, chanterelles, charcoal burners and a host of other mushrooms in the basket there are hints that it's round the corner.
I'm going to make it to wild curry night one of these days I swear as I know it would just be incredible! Love all the events you have coming up!
Am also excited to see the results from consuming only foraged foods which can be such a challenge in how we expect to experience foods. I know that it’s far easier for me when I am also in place away from cell phone and electricity. But really I came to comment about the elderberries which -can- cause stomach cramps / upset when consumed raw. However for some people it’s fine. Mostly it’s the seeds that are the culprit so the smoothie crowd who blend and break up the seeds are generally the first to suffer. This is due to the nature to the cyanogenic glycosides present in the seeds which are easily denatured by heat. Hence if in doubt heat it up. However, if in need of elder berries in the wild the rule of thumb is to consume without crunching or breaking the seed, rather like poke berry and many others that are designed to pass intact through the digestive system of the willing propagators. So check it out- eat a few elderberrys and see how you feel- you might be someone who has no effect from the seeds passing through. otherwise heat or macerate to denature that tricky constituent which is also a big part of its healing.