I'm sure I've mentioned before that 2020 was a rotten year for mushrooms, so we can now but dream of a far better 2021.
We always like to encourage people to eat wild mushrooms, whilst making sure they don't just start 'picking and eating' any old thing.
One of the better wild mushrooms to start eating is the delicious Autumn Parasol Mushroom. It's also one that you can't mistake for any other.
Above are Kellogg and the Cherub with a fine example. As you can see, it is very big and very distinctive. It's almost the size of an umbrella. Don't bother eating the stems.
I just hope that this Autumn we shall still be here to enjoy a few more.
N.B. Just in case you should find some, fry in olive oil, salt only very slightly, and absolutely NO GARLIC.
I have never seen such a huge mushroom! (Although I see that they grow in the USA). That's amazing. A mushroom that size could feed a family!ReplyDelete
They do shrink a bit when cooked, but just one will fill a large frying pan. Delicious.Delete
It has been a useless fungus season here as well.ReplyDelete
Next year we will be awash with the things.
I hope so, it's an important part of our year here.Delete
I've never seen such a large mushroom.ReplyDelete
In terms of weight, it's not big. I've found Cèpes (Boletus Edulis) that weighed almost a kilo. They'd feed an army!Delete
I can certainly see why the are so named. Amazing.ReplyDelete
They certainly would never have been named 'Thimble mushrooms'.Delete
Crikey, I've never seen one that big!ReplyDelete
Phew.... wot a wopper!Delete
That's huge. Certainly none of those around our place.ReplyDelete
Not many around here last year either!Delete
Never seen one of those around here Cro. Field mushrooms and the odd puff ball is all we get here - probably too far North I guess.ReplyDelete
They grow quite commonly in the UK, maybe just not in your area.Delete
K&C could be elves taking in some shelter there.ReplyDelete
They could well have been, it would have protected them both well.Delete
Why should you not use garlic?ReplyDelete
With most mushrooms we automatically add Parsley and Garlic, but the Garlic just doesn't go with these. They have enough flavour by themselves.Delete
What a whopper! I am also curious as to why no garlic - just personal taste?ReplyDelete
See above. They just don't go together.Delete
I am very wary about eating any wild mushrooms. The only ones I ever feel confident about are field mushrooms from cow pastures. That mushroom in the picture is amazing!ReplyDelete
In fact there are several quite unpleasant mushrooms that look very similar to Field Mushrooms. They won't kill you, but they'll give you a decent belly ache.Delete
They grow around here in North Norfolk,but I've never seen one that size. Ours grow to about just under dinner plate size.ReplyDelete
We don't often find them this size, I would say 'dinner plate' is usual.Delete
What a great picture! Like everyone else, I have never seen anything like that. I do hope you will be able to be in your lovely French home in the fall and that you find and enjoy many more giant mushrooms.ReplyDelete
We hope so too, I can't imagine that they're going to throw us out with all the world's travel problems. We'll see!Delete
Am a bit worried that you’ve picked a fairy’s house but I’m sure that you checked first ! Gorgeous photograph. XXXXReplyDelete
We replaced it with a mini-Yurt; they were very happy.Delete
Beautiful photograph...would make a good paintingReplyDelete
I find the cherub more interesting than the mushroom. Those little curls peeping out of his hat.ReplyDelete
Wow... that's really a huge mushroom! I've never seen beforeReplyDelete
So AMAZING I have not seen any this big !ReplyDelete