Archive for September, 2006

An early start

Well, no trouble getting up, this week. I’ve been looking forward to this so much that I woke up every hour, on the hour, though the night. It was worth the effort as 3 hours wandering round the North of the forest yielded just over 3 kilos of mixed mushrooms. I put about a kilogram [...]

Well, no trouble getting up, this week. I’ve been looking forward to this so much that I woke up every hour, on the hour, though the night.

It was worth the effort as 3 hours wandering round the North of the forest yielded just over 3 kilos of mixed mushrooms. I put about a kilogram of the best, the Ceps, in a basket for Madam (my landlady) and shall be using some of the rest in a sort of slow cooked risotto that I discovered by accident and then found out that the author (and foodie), Julian Barnes has discovered the same thing himself.


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Lost….twice!

What should have been a great start to the real mushrooming year got off to a bad start on Saturday…. with me oversleeping!  Around this time of the year, you really have to be the first in the forest to get the best of the Ceps. Waking up at 9:30am doesn’t help your chances! So, [...]

What should have been a great start to the real mushrooming year got off to a bad start on Saturday…. with me oversleeping!  Around this time of the year, you really have to be the first in the forest to get the best of the Ceps. Waking up at 9:30am doesn’t help your chances!

So, instead of finding this parking area clear (as I would usually expect), as you can see, my car (the white van) is at the back of the queue.

And I was also at the back of the queue, in terms of mushrooms. This part of the forest (right at the north) is very popular in the Autumn and usually yields good results. Perhaps it had today for those early birds but not for me.


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