Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Sparassis crispa - Cauliflower Mushroom

Found another one of these this morning while walking through the woods near home - from F's parents down into the K---graben and up the hill again into the fields at the back of our house.
Again - we found it near the foot of a Scots Pine tree. It wasn't as big as the one H. found before, but still a decent size. The weather has been wet and windy for the last few days, with sunny intervals; perfect for mushroom gathering. I need to clean it first before we eat it - not sure what to do with it this time - whether to dry it out and jar it - or eat it up quickly. I might wait until H and B are home - B loves mushrooms ;)) ...