Saturday, 24 June 2017

NYA, NYA NYA NYA NYA, CRO!


I was walking toward Waitrose when I heard some tourists say, "Look at the size of them!" I looked over a fence and saw these Horse Mushrooms on some rough ground twenty feet away from the entrance. I jumped the fence and picked them before any Poles spotted them. They were right in the middle of town.

The biggest is 8 inches across. Tomorrow they will be in a risotto or similar, or we might have the biggest fry-up for years.

Hey, Cro, WHADAYA THINK NOW, EH?


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  1. That's a bit of a handful Tom :-)

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    1. Mushroom and tarragon stew with chicken. 2 days worth.

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  2. Be careful, are you sure about them?

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    1. 2 out of 3 tests positive. No yellow stain on cutting. Smell of aniseed on cutting. Spore print will be examined tomorrow.

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  3. Old friends are the bestest. Old, old friends--even better.

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  4. Tom, I just knew this was a good day to catch up on what's happened/happening in blogland.

    May I tell you that your posts continue to cover a very wide span of topics and do it very well. What you wrote about the tower fire contains some of the feeling I currently have about the so-called health care legislation that's just been revealed by the Senate boss.

    Continued best wishes to you and yours.

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    1. My phone battery is running low so now I have to go.

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  5. This fence that was jumped...how high?

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  6. I have small field mushrooms growing in my paddock (in autumn) which I might eat if there's nothing better around, otherwise no white mushroom enters my kitchen.

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  7. I found a couple in our paddock yesterday Tom - very early I would say but risotto sounds nice next time I find some. No taste like it.

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    1. Someone said that they run from June to December. That sounds late as well as early!

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  8. Waste ground in Bath exists?

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    1. Waste ground is not the right word for it. There is a patch of ground surrounding an air extractor to an underground car park which is planted up with shrubbery and a couple of little trees. They recently tarted it up and spread some wood-chippings over the ground. I guess they imported the mushrooms with the wood chip.

      I think I have just put myself off cooking them, because I have spent a long time making sure they are not the poisonous Yellow-Stainers, I have just remembered that the area is infested with rats.

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    2. I was puzzled. Now I see.

      I cut through Morrisons car park the other morning and a rat ran in front of me and into a neat border of shrubs placed to make the rear of the shop look nice. People just don't realise these super shiny supermarkets harbour such filthy creatures.

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  9. Step away from the mushrooms Tom!

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    1. I am going to take them to a field and hope they take for the future.

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  10. They look nice Tom but I have a little suspicious mind about mushrooms. However, we have some mushrooms growing outside the parish home and since I am the mad hatter I pick and eat them. So far I have survived. A friend of mine says: Oh, all mushrooms are eatable but some only once!! Good luck with the hunting, only go easy on the fence jumping !!!

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