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How Are Your Mushrooms?

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How Are Your Mushrooms?

Any of you pick wild mushrooms. I usually pick a fair bit from a spot near me, enough often to freeze a few surplus bags for winter.
Common ones I pick are mainly Boletus types, red caps and brown.
Only this year not a single specimen from one large area I check over.
I suppose the long dry spell, when they make their underground growth followed by the ground soaking wet period hasn't been good for them.
Are things any different where you are?
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

Being a Fungi.... there`s not mushroom in my garden for stuff like that  Cheesy
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

You've sewn up all the good jokes in one sentence.
The only one I can think of is a bit in spore taste. Embarrassed
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If I went picking 'wild mushrooms' I'd probably poison myself. Embarrassed
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

That's easy to do.
I read somewhere that more people are poisoned by picking and eating moldy mushrooms than eating toadstools by mistake.
The strangest looking one I've eaten has to be like one of those in the pic. Very tasty about the size of half a football.
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

i really wouldnt know which to eat and which not to eat, so the only mushroom picking i do is off the shelf in tesco Wink
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There was a time when I never used to see anyone picking mushrooms apart from the few odd country folk. Now it seems everyone has a go.
I guess I picked up the habit from my dear old Mum who hailed from Poland just after the war. There mushrooms were a necessary part of life. Fresh in the autumn and dry in the winter.
Even the toadstools were put to good use. Particularly the common one with the red cap and white speckles, Fly Agaric. Boiled up and unsurprisingly used to kill flies/bugs. I'm told the flies sucked up the juice and quickly swelled up like little balloons.
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

ok i love  me   mushrooms..
Place  some.... on a  plate  add  1  slice  bacon and a  tomatoe..
 stick in the micro   for  4  mins....
 Look  at   page  3 !
 and  thats  it ..
 i   BOUGHT  some  today  100% not  picked!!!!!!( by  me) Crazy
Do  i  get  paid  for my  cooking  tips!
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

Try a Common Ink Cap mushroom salad. These are edible mild tasting mushrooms.
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.... just don't take any alcohol for a few hours before/after eating the Common Ink Cap Mushrooms or you will be very poorly.
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

And pick them well before they get inky.
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

Loads and loads of mushrooms/fungi at Clumber Park of all descriptions!
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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

Quote from: ukste20
i really wouldnt know which to eat and which not to eat, so the only mushroom picking i do is off the shelf in tesco Wink

I'm with you on this: the problems of picking your own

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Re: How Are Your Mushrooms?

Totally agree, however I did try growing some with one of the many kits available but the amount you pay for the kit is similar to the price you would pay at the local supermarket.
Just make sure you get the mushroom kit from a recognized supplier otherwise you might well believe in magic !  Wink
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you might well believe in magic !  Wink

Reminds me once when out and about I was approached by an excited proverbial hippy type who showed me his idea of fungi picking, a bag of magic mushrooms.
I thought at the time in looking at them that he would be as sick as a dog if he ate them as many looked distinctly moldy around the edges. A real technicolor dream.
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Any of you pick wild mushrooms. I usually pick a fair bit from a spot near me, enough often to freeze a few surplus bags for winter.
Common ones I pick are mainly Boletus types, red caps and brown.
Only this year not a single specimen from one large area I check over.
I suppose the long dry spell, when they make their underground growth followed by the ground soaking wet period hasn't been good for them.
Are things any different where you are?
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In our garden we usually get quite a few shaggy parasols (very tasty) but not many this year, probably due to ridiculously high rainfall. Even at the best of times  we have to be quick to get at them before the slugs do.
We also see some shaggy inkcaps but we don't care so much for these, and with luck some field mushies.