What is it about winter that makes us want to start making soup? Could it be the feeling of never ending cold, icy days that prompt us to start craving something warm and nourishing? Or maybe it's in the convenience. Make a pot of soup in the morning in the slow cooker, it's ready by dinner....more
Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordPeople I don’t want to brag (okay, maybe I do), but I just found a truly epic quantity of St. George’s Mushrooms. About 4kg of them! I actually had to stop picking because I couldn’t carry anymore. They were everywhere!...more
Last week I went on a guided mushroom hunt with my nearest and dearest. Three hours of wandering the woods, peering at the leafy floor, in search of an edible bounty. I think this may be the most fun you can have with your clothes on. And what a bounty we found! A stunning array of colours, textures and species. I found, for the first time, amethyst deceivers (laccaria amethystina), winter chanterelles (craterellus tubaeformis), bay boletes (boletus badius), charcoal burners (russula cyanoxantha) and orange peel fungus (aleuria aurantia).