Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Foraging for Mushrooms: Ginger, please forgive me I have fungus to enjoy.

Russula virescens, showing the spotted edges to the cap

Broad leaved woodland, especially beech.  It is difficult to confuse this mushroom with any other Russula or fungi in the British Isles.

We came home and did some research and found this online.  I then identified the trees amongst which the mushrooms were growing as, in fact, being beech.

That, plus the last line above, convinced me we would not be killing ourselves.  Therefore...

We harvested the above 12 mushrooms which I have cleaned and frozen to be enjoyed in many lovely meals to come.  I  am really loving this foraging thing. :)
Sorry Ginger.

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