|Looking all so innocent and delicious - I love fried mushrooms in butter and garlic.|
The first cool breeze of Autumn whooshed through the open bedroom window flapping the curtains high into the air letting the early morning sun stream over our bed....what a beautiful way to awaken naturally. I sat up, looked out the window and smiled to see a nice crop of mushrooms had sprung up overnight. We have had so much rain recently that mushrooms are inevitable.
|Nature's free gift....or not. I wonder why the chooks were|
totally uninterested in them? Hmmmm.
I swung my legs out of bed smiling at the beautiful gift nature had given us....fried mushrooms in butter and garlic for breakfast here we come!
The mushrooms looked ethereal in their unearthly colony on the lawn - they always make me marvel and my imagination always take a little turn for the fantastic when I look at mushrooms.....nevertheless, I filled a lovely wicker basket full and brought them back into the kitchen ready to start cooking. "Can I have look at them first?!" came a voice from our bedroom. Mrs HM is pretty fussy about wild foods and always likes to inspect first.
"They're poison" Mrs HM stated bluntly. "They have a green hue and white gills - don't eat them" she reinforced. "Are you sure....?" said I, to which I got 'the look'.
|A day later - the poisonous green hue developed.|
Death on a stick.
Intrigued, I did a little research and sure as eggs there was a pretty good chance that these mushrooms were indeed highly poisonous.....gosh! I very nearly murdered the family - phew.
Very fungi indeed! I need to be much more careful next time as making errors like this does not leave mushroom for error.
Take care folks and stay nice.