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banana1522



Joined: 08 Oct 2013
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 13 9:49 am    Post subject: Fungi Foray  Reply with quote    

Had an amazing day on Sunday. Everything you might want!
Ceps, hedgehogs, horn of plenty, a few girolles, amethyst deceivers, lots of oysters...


jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 302
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 13 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice! Great year for mushroom foraging - makes up for the dismal year of 2012.

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 13 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

very impressive well done!!!

jettejette



Joined: 01 Jun 2013
Posts: 225

PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 13 7:33 pm    Post subject: Foraging Reply with quote    

I would love to be as confident in identification as you. I have some mushrooms growing on an old hay bale which I have tried to identify from the internet but although they smell mushroomy and don't look like anything poisonous, I am still unsure. Something has been eating them though

DorsetScott



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 496
Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 13 11:09 am    Post subject: Re: Foraging Reply with quote    

jettejette wrote:
I would love to be as confident in identification as you. I have some mushrooms growing on an old hay bale which I have tried to identify from the internet but although they smell mushroomy and don't look like anything poisonous, I am still unsure. Something has been eating them though


You could always post some pictures here. Noone would recommend you eat anything based on an internet ID from pictures, but from an increasing your knowledge perspective there are some "experts" on here who could point you in the right direction.

banana1522



Joined: 08 Oct 2013
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 13 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks everyone. JP - yes indeedy! Last year was unbelievably bad.. This year is unbelievable so far! Let's hope it lasts! Let's see a picture. Although, this year is so good there is no need to "make do" with peppery boletes, or bland puffballs. My mates and I are being quite selective and only grabbing the best!

banana1522



Joined: 08 Oct 2013
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 13 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

By the way, has anyone here much culinary experience with the orange oak/birch boletes? the cut blue and don't smell of much but are apparently edible? Tried some red cracking boletes last time and they were horribly bitter (never again)! Are the orange capped boletes any better..? Anyone? Cheers!

DorsetScott



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 496
Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 13 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great haul banana.
See you've got the John Wright book too
Pretty sure he rates the orange oak bolettes in there from memory.

jp



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 302
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 13 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've collected loads of Orange Birch Boletes & Orange Oak Boletes (this year has been especially good for the latter) & like them alot especially when combined with even more tasty Boletes like Ceps. They are big, solid, meaty shrooms like Ceps. Don't worry about the colours they go when cut - just make sure you are 100% positive of your ID.

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

some of this years ceps

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

some more of this years

DorsetScott



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 496
Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jeez, check you out Bubble.
What do you do with your shaggy ink caps? I've made soup with them which I found kinda average, otherwise they just seem flacid and bland when I've cooked them.
Any super recipes or do you just use them as filler?

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6553
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Impressive hauls indeed. I'm rather jealous.

bubble



Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

shaggy is a fantastic mushroom ,you fry it in olive oil and butter,add grated garlic ,dry white wine,salt and pepper, and serve with fresh parmesan ,a super flavour mushroom!!!!!!

DorsetScott



Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 496
Location: Bournemouth
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 13 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If/when I get my hands on some this year I'll give that a go. Cheers

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