Archive for the ‘Fungi’ Category

It’s that time of year again …

Friday, November 20th, 2009


Daniela-Mushrooming-0622, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Though we haven’t had any rain to speak of yet - we’ve had one thunderstorm and two days drizzle since May - it’s just damp enough to produce a lovely early crop of mushrooms and we’ve been busy little bunnies making the most of them. A fantastic bonanza of Caesar’s mushrooms, (like the basket-full Daniela has in the picture above), as well as Parasols a-plenty … Wonderful to be able to get out and about in such clean air, warm sunshine and beautiful countryside with the kids and the dogs and grab dinner from amongst the cork oaks!

Sulphur tuft, Hypholoma Fasciculare ( prev. Pholiota)

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Pholiota 9074, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Sometimes it’s the simplest things that catch one’s eye, and these, (which Keith has kindly identified as Hypholma Fasciculare), with the early morning frost highlighting their caps, just had to be shared.
I’m always willing to learn more from a real expert mycologist, so if you’re one and can id these professionally for me I’d love to hear from you.

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) 20081224, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Went for a wonderful walk and found some Fly Agarics ….

Agaricus macrosporus

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Agaricus macrosporus 20081224, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

… and then got home to find these Agaricus macrosporus on the lawn.

Fungi dinner

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

20081206_2027, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

And then Daniela transformed our days pickings into the starter for dinner, Wood Blewit and Chanterelle Pasties …. Delicious!

Fungi - what is this?

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Fungi 20081206_0550, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Y’know some of the things you see in the woods are stunning; this fungi I can’t find in any of my books - any suggestions?

Fungi collecting

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

20081206_2018, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Getting down to the Meaning of Life on the walk

Fungi collecting - the fruits of our labours

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Fungi 20081206_0552, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Went for a walk today, fine mushrooming weather but I think someone had been there before us as most of the Chanterelles were gone apart from these small ones, and of course the Wood Blewits which nobody around here knows are edible ….

Fungi - cooking

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Fungi, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

A lovely walk and now let’s have a slap-up Mushroom Meal!

Fungi - Daniella with results of our labours

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Fungi, originally uploaded by Paradise in portugal.

A great day out fungi hunting ….will post more about our finds.