If you are planning to make a stew or a curry the day after this can be a really useful tip. especially when it comes to bigger carbs such as potatoes, pumpkin, marrow or squash. This is also very useful when it comes to lentils, beans, pulses and other legumes, as a lot of these ingredients need to be soaked overnight. If you have these pre-prepared it makes the cooking time a lot shorter.
Foraging mushrooms is great fun; it’s like a scavenger hunt in the woods, plus it gets us out in nature exercising and interacting with the natural world. Mushroom foraging is an excellent activity for kids, too (they usually have better eyesight for spotting things!). Be patient and take your time learning the species, and soon a whole new world of food will be opened up to you.