This morning I went fungi gathering on May Hill with some friends.
I haven’t been to May Hill for a few years but it is always something we mean to do come mushroom time, and this year we have started harvesting a crop of Parasol mushrooms from the garden which have started growing after we gathered some from May Hill, bought them home and never got round to doing anything with them and so chucked them out.
We were there a little late, and most mushrooms had started going over but there were planty of different types and it was a lovely walk.
We took my basket and a book that I found in a charity shop and, as well as the Parasols, came away with some Wood Blewitts, which are unusual because they keep their blue-ish colour after cooking.
Some of the Parasols have been eaten on toast with scambled egg and the rest I am going to try making some mushroom kechup with I think.