It's rained a bit recently, and this means mushrooms.
Taking the dogs for their early morning walk each day means that I'm first to see what's popped up over night. These beautiful young Parasols were just begging to be picked. They are one of our real favourites, especially like this before they're fully opened. The Italians call them 'Mazza di Tamburo', meaning 'drumsticks'; which, before having their long stems removed, is exactly what they resemble.
Reports concerning crops of both 'Trumpets of Death' and 'Rat's Teeth' should follow soon.
Parasols are second to favourite after plain field mushrooms - though I have only eaten them when gathered and cooked by others.ReplyDelete
Rain - hooray! (Those mushrooms look wonderful)ReplyDelete
And this morning I also gathered the first of our Field Mushrooms from the paddock.ReplyDelete
They look a bit like marshmallows spinkled with choc-chips.ReplyDelete
'Trumpets of Death' - brilliant.
I always hold my breath, just a little, when you go mushroom-picking Cro! it all sounds rather russian-roulette-ish!ReplyDelete
Not at all, Jacqueline. I know my mushrooms very well, and I NEVER touch anything I don't instantly recognise!ReplyDelete
Not a fan of fungus on my plate but they do look pretty.ReplyDelete
Awesome mushrooms, Mr. M They look devine for a devilish supper of some sort.ReplyDelete
I culivate some mushrooms for my family use, and some Japanese mushrooms for culinary use. I have never foraged around here where I live for wild mushrooms as if you do, you may as well get shot at, as it may be on someone's land! And usually that is where all the good mushrooms are at, especially Morels!
Those look delicious - I have not tasted them but I have yet to meet a mushroom I did not love.How do you prepare them?ReplyDelete
I need to go to mushroom picking school. Those look delicious.ReplyDelete
Helen. We eat them roughly as we eat all mushrooms; fried in olive oil with garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Simple is best!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love mushrooms. Any dish containing mushrooms, garlic, and butter, along with a glass of chianti on the side is pure heaven to me. But, alas, I seem to be seriously deprived. You write about so many different kinds of mushrooms I've never eaten ... or even heard of!ReplyDelete
Cro, brilliant you've put a post up on mushrooms. We had quite a shower of rain in the night and there was a ring of mushrooms on the little patch of land near the house. I love the field mushrooms but don't know a lot about the different varieties - I'll post a picture of them on my blog -ReplyDelete
trumpets of deathReplyDelete
sounds like a miss marple
Now I'm craving mushrooms. They're so delicate and fairy-like.ReplyDelete
Mushrooms and garlic...yum, Cro!!!ReplyDelete