Mudcat Café message #2931770 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34895   Message #2931770
Posted By: olddude
20-Jun-10 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Elderflower Champagne
Subject: RE: Elderflower Champagne
Thanks Maeve, I always just assumed they were ones that were not ripe fully... but always ate them ... now I know there is a red version ... probably something I should have known but didn't thanks again

Down south they actually make a Poke salad .. they pick the berries then boil them drain them boil then drain boil then drain and eventually all the toxins will come out of it ... still not a very good thing to do ... kinda like picking wild mushrooms... all fungi in the wild are toxic at times and edible at times ... some species are usually always toxic ... like the cute little death angel (properly named) ... and some are usually always edible like the hen of the woods ... however the key word is usually ... wild mushrooms when toxic destroy the liver and the kidneys ... never a good idea ever to eat them no matter how many times you have and didn't run into a bad one ... it only takes 1 bad one and either death or a lifetime of problems awaits ...