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fartcatcher

Wild Mushrooms

Mrs F has been out 'foraging'. We are simple country folk and enjoy having nature's bounty at our doorstep.

today she brought back some mushrooms that she found growing in a field. She insisted on frying them up in some butter and serving them up with the sausage and mash. I ate one.

i always worry about this sort of thing. Some arty type ended up having his kidney whipped out as a result of a case of mistaken identity.

Anyway - i've been checking on the internet and most of these things have fairly quick acting poisons. None of us has turned purple and started frothing at the mouth yet so i think we're going to be ok.
bearing

nutters!
Plastic Man

While I understand the desire to forage, when it come to mushrooms they are so fraught with difficulties in identifying and the potential health problems, I don't think it's worth the risk for the sake of a couple of quid.
Forest

Its forage, not forridge.
bearing

Plastic Man wrote:
While I understand the desire to forage, when it come to mushrooms they are so fraught with difficulties in identifying and the potential health problems, I don't think it's worth the risk for the sake of a couple of quid.


I concur, even after one of them walks I doubt I'd try it out. A mistake is just so final.
Pond Life

I have a book that tells me of all the medicinal and edible plants that grow wild in the uk, i may have one on mushrooms too.
bearing

Pond Life wrote:
I have a book that tells me of all the medicinal and edible plants that grow wild in the uk, i may have one on mushrooms too.


Even armed with a book I wouldn't go and forage for them.
Carp

I think you need to be an expert or have one with you to safely forage for mushrooms. I have a book, but too many safe to eat species have poisonous look a likes to take the risk. That's me...I'm out.
fartcatcher

we are all still well thankyou.

next time we'll try them out on the cat just in case
smiling badger

Yes, it is mushroom season and only until a few years back would find myself looking for the Magic variety. It was kind of a ritual to do it and used to love shrooming.
Not anymore though these days, but still have the urge to go looking for them, just for the sake of it.

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