Frugal Foodie ~ Pesto & Blackberries

I picked up a few bargins when I stopped off ¬†at the co-operative on my way home from work yesterday ūüôā ¬†I really should try and pop in there more often, after all I have to drive past it nearly every night ūüôā

3 Pots of Basil  £1.10 each normally I got them reduced to 30p a pot saving me £2.40

2 Pots of Parsley £1.10 each normally I got them reduced to 30p a pot saving me £1.60

2 packets of Blackberries £2.00 each normally I paid 60p each saving me £2.80

= a total saving of £6.80!!

So tonight I made 2 batches of Pesto…. one for tomorrow night’s tea and one for the freezer, ¬†the blackberries were frozen, they will be a welcome addition to an apple crumble this winter ūüôā

Pesto Recipe is a case of throw it in the food mixture until I get the consistency I like

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • 5 cloves of Garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Put everything in a blender and whizz together adding the olive oil through the funnel

Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap ~ Coprinellus micaceus

I have these growing in abundance at the top of my garden they are Coprinellus micaceus  also known as the Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap.

  • Has a creamy or fawn cap with glistening particles over the surface on young fruit bodies. These disappear or wash off with age.
  • Common Name:¬†Mica ink-cap, Glistening ink-cap
  • Found:¬†Grasslands
  • Substrate:¬†Berried decaying wood
  • Spores:¬†Black
  • Height:¬†100 mm
  • Width:¬†50 mm
  • Season:¬†Any time of the year after rain.
  • Edible:¬†Yes