Saffron Milk Caps (lactarius deliciosus
) are plentiful at the moment. These rather evil looking, green and orange, mushrooms are a good winter standby.
Lady M doesn't like them (goodness knows why), so I hardly ever bother to gather them. As she was out today doing her Christmas shopping, I had the younger ones above for my lunch. They were 'good'; no more. On account of their slightly sweet taste, I give them a generous 6 out of 10.
They do look rather like something intended to plug up a laboratory pig's ear but any edible mushroom is a good mushroom. Well, ninety-seven percent of edible mushrooms is good mushrooms.ReplyDelete
I would never have the confidence to pick wild ones though, am much too wuss for that.
There's something disquietingly rude about those shrooms... can't quite put my finger on it...ReplyDelete
We have them here in Canada. I tried them once but was underwhelmed.ReplyDelete
I would have thought those were not edible. I really need to study up on mushroom picking.ReplyDelete
MG. I have to agree, there is so much better out there. It's a 'times of emergency' mushroom.ReplyDelete
I will leave you in peace to pick and eat your mushrooms!ReplyDelete
I love that musty, forest smell of mushrooms. Like the others though, I'd be scared to pick the wrong kind. Btw, Liam saw this picture and said, "Whoa!" He loves mushrooms.ReplyDelete
The sign of a great future, Amy!ReplyDelete
I am soooo envious of your accessibility to free-for-the-picking 'shrooms.ReplyDelete
As usual you find another mushroom!!! do you never run out of varieties lol.How happy you must be that Lady M did not venture to London this year and that she will be with you on Christmas day,unlike last year...ReplyDelete
and saffron milk caps to you....... and many of themReplyDelete
I LOVE# mushrooms of about any variety but haven't tried these. Can anything sauteed be bad though, Cro??ReplyDelete