If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. And boy was I in for a surprise when Jen suggested we go into the woods to find some mushrooms for our dinner. Now living in a small town in the UK I don’t have much need nor woods to go picking mushrooms at dinner time and I sure have no clue which ones are edible and which ones will make me poorly but luckily I know a woman that does.
We followed a trail along a pretty little spring, which Jen and Natalie did with such grace, I myself looked very much the British tourist karate chopping bugs away ( it would seem I’m rather tasty, as I’ve been bitten a lot already ).
Here is the Amanita muscaria or as I like to call it the fairy tale mushroom. Now naturally I wanted to pick, it’s so pretty and colourful but Jen informed me it was rather poisonous. Mother nature is a cunning lady indeed.
We easily saw 20 varieties growing within a few metres of her home, all so pretty and different. Now I could happily share all my pictures and my new bug bites, I really need to work on my karate chop some more but we should be cooking.
With our chicken and prawns, or shrimp to all my international friends slow cooking we washed and chopped our finds and simply fried them with some organic local butter.
Please before trying this, do your research as there are so many poisonous varieties and I don’t want you getting poorly.