Sunday, May 17, 2015
Mushroom foraging and a 50s experience
We went mushroom foraging in Belangelo State Forest today. It took a little while but we collected a whole basketful of lovely fresh saffron milkcap mushrooms. Ah yum, so yum. We learnt how to collect these fabulous mushrooms this time last year with Diego, he has great information on his website or follow on instagram on @theweedyone, . Diego was there today, I noticed it wasn't just me saying hello, he has introduced a whole lot of people to the fine art of mushroom hunting. Sadly no one in my family has had this skill to hand down.
Tonight I have cleaned and cooked most of the mushrooms - some sauteed in olive oil with chilli and rock salt, others dipped in egg and breadcrumbs - check my recipe for schnitzels.
We have been happy to pass the skill on to other friends - today we were out there with a group. Diego is a good teacher - we are confident in collecting saffron milkcaps or pine mushrooms, but don't touch anything else. You know the saying - there are old mushroom hunters and bold mushroom hutners but no old, bold mushroom hunters.
After our foraging adventure we stopped off in Moss Vale for a treat at Bernies, a great American style Diner. At the recommendation of a friend I had a ginger beer float or spider. Yum so so good.
There is a new vintage clothing shop in Moss Vale - Viva MossVale seems to be a burgeoning vintage scene happening. Here's a cute Holden wagon - I love the pop of colour.
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