Sunday, 24 May 2009

Mushroom picking time

...or 'Invasion of the Forest Gnomes'?Gosh, what great fun to take a bunch of people to pick some Saffron Milk Caps.

Kel & Si came prepared with knives and brushes. The brushes were a really good idea. Clean them straight away. Saves you heaps of time afterwards.

Pip only picked a tasting portion. Let's hope she'll like them. There are tons left.

Afterwards we all had a taste of each others' produce. Quince paste from Pip (absolutely delicious!) and walnuts from Kel (fantastic taste!). And some custard/berry tart from us.
Thanks, folks, for coming over and making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

Serving ideas. Sauté them in butter, garlic, onion and salt & pepper. Add parsley or chives.
Then the fun starts.

Use in tortillas with or instead of your refried bean filling (plus shredded lettuce, grated cheese, sour cream, etc.).

Use as filling in puff pastry parcels.

Pile on toasted bread, cover with grated cheese, put under grill till cheese is melted and golden brown.

Use in omelette.

Eat straight from pan when nobody is watching. :)


Kel said...

fun fun fun. thats my idea of a good time! thanks for the 'serving suggestons'.

christine @ said...

That looks like soooo much fun!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Yes, I had a great time too, loved the berry tart.