River Cottage Handbook No.1: Mushrooms

River Cottage Handbook No. 1: Mushrooms by John Wright (introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)I love this book! It's not a comprehensive guide, like Roger Phillips' Mushrooms, but it makes a great addition to…

Continue Reading River Cottage Handbook No.1: Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Mushrooms by Roger Phillips is an absolute must-have for any budding mushroom hunter. Expertly composed over 30 years with over 1,250 comprehensive colour photographs.I chose this Mushroom this book after seeing…

Continue Reading Mushrooms

Foraged Mushroom 10: Wood Blewit

Lepista/Clitocybe nuda There's something special about the number 10, it's an important number for several reasons, not least, our numerical system.And we love to use it in collections! Top Ten,…

Continue Reading Foraged Mushroom 10: Wood Blewit

I Was Chasing The Sun…

I Was Chasing The Sun...  Today was an unusually warm and bright November day, here in Devon. I yearned to be in the woods, in the fields, in nature, in…

Continue Reading I Was Chasing The Sun…

Foraged Mushroom 8: Amethyst Deceiver

Laccaria amethystina Who wouldn't be impressed by these beautiful purple Mushrooms? Not only are Amethyst Deceivers pretty but they're also edible. Identification Despite the name, these are quite easy to…

Continue Reading Foraged Mushroom 8: Amethyst Deceiver

Foraged Mushroom 7: Beefsteak Fungus

Fistulina hepatica A mushroom that resembles raw meat is enough to intrigue anyone, even a vegetarian, like me! So, of course, I was able to recognise this fungus, as soon…

Continue Reading Foraged Mushroom 7: Beefsteak Fungus