Mushroom Season

While the storms that have struck this week herald the end of the summer drought, there is a silver lining to the start of autumn: not only are the meadows and lawns returning to green but there is a subterranean stirring that heralds the start of the mushroom season. We … Read More

The Joy of Ceps

  The king of wild mushrooms are the ceps (in French), porcini (in Italian) or Penny Bun (good old blighty). They can be found in the UK as early as July until the first frost and are the greatest of all foraged foods. They start popping up after a good … Read More

Wood Ear Fungus

Wood Ear fungus is for the braver of the foragers amongst you – as it looks and feels distinctly like a cold, clammy ear.  However it’s prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, eaten to relieve tonsillitis, swelling, but is also regarded as a powerful anti-carcinogen, used to prevent and treat tumours. … Read More

Lobster Mushroom

On the Hunt for the Lobster Mushroom. While on holiday in Canada catching up with the in-laws, I was tempted with a bit of foraging as we were surrounded by woods.  It had been a hot summer, but it rained the first two days of my holiday. This might annoy … Read More

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