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Saint Georges Mushrooms... Anyone found any yet?
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Mat S



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 05 11:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Found some yesterday evening a couple of fields away. Brought home a basketful and sliced them. They're now drying on the Rayburn and we'll be picking more at the weekend to make a mushroom and nettle top quiche. Duck eggs, creme fraiche, few herbs: yumm!


Thanks for the idea. Dinner tonight was leek (mine) and mushroom (St Georges of course) omlette (local duck eggs) with a side order of swiss chard (mine and delicious). Looked and tasted great.

Need to find some more mushrooms now. Didn't pick all the ones I found on Weds but don't want to further deplete them.

Mat

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 05 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would you expect the same patch to have several flushes of mushrooms in this case? Maybe there will be some more next time you go back?

cab



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 05 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Would you expect the same patch to have several flushes of mushrooms in this case? Maybe there will be some more next time you go back?


In a good year, yes, you get two or three batches of St. Georges from a patch. It's best to leave some, though.

Mat S



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 05 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Would you expect the same patch to have several flushes of mushrooms in this case? Maybe there will be some more next time you go back?


I'll probably pass by that way next week.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
I think these are they, just come back from wood


This area has now gone quite barmy with mushrooms: If I'd had a carrier with me, I could have picked two or three kilo's. Funnilly enough, thats's exactly what I intend to do. Can anyone please advise how one dries them, as I have far to many to eat in a practical time. Thanks.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And Mochyn, are those really MY duck eggs just been eaten?...or someone elses?....Can't believe they kept so well so long!

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well we've only found a small patch on a path which has always been great for fungi. They were just under a thin hedge. They look just like Phillips' photos and smelt sort of like old rice paper. We've not tried them as I'm still unsure and they were a bit old but fora whilte gilled mushroom they do look reasonably easy to identify.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Loyd, you fool! I get them from a hennery near here! That is, until my own ducks arrive.

We dry shrooms over the Rayburn on a cooling rack. For ones as big as St George's I slice them about 1/2cm thick and spread them out. Takes about 24 hours if the stove isn't too hot. Overnight they can go on top of the hob cover, and when I'm cooking they go on top of the plate rack.

If you haven't got a Rayburn, what about in the airing cupboard? I think it would take a bit longer but it should work, I guess.

Are you coming to the Smallholders weekend at Builth?

cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
Can anyone please advise how one dries them, as I have far to many to eat in a practical time. Thanks.


Sure. See here for advice on drying:

http://cabd0.tripod.com/cabsmushroompage/id9.html

(Bugs, do you think that with some fiddling about this would be a useful article for Downsizer?).

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ooo arr, haven't you seen it's on my list, but I kept moving it forward because of all the other ones - I think this one's season has come though. Got any pics of your nice jars of dried mushrooms/fairy rings on a string etc, that would make a nice thumbnail?

cab



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Ooo arr, haven't you seen it's on my list, but I kept moving it forward because of all the other ones - I think this one's season has come though. Got any pics of your nice jars of dried mushrooms/fairy rings on a string etc, that would make a nice thumbnail?


I can take some. Got a dozen shots or so in my film to use up. Then there's the pics that are already there.

I'll also add in something on pickling and salting, which isn't in the original article.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:

Sure. See here for advice on drying:

http://cabd0.tripod.com/cabsmushroompage/id9.html
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Brilliant. Cheers!

nettie



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've discovered that drying on trays makes any maggots crawl out as the mushrooms shrink!

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nettie wrote:
I've discovered that drying on trays makes any maggots crawl out as the mushrooms shrink!


And you can dry them and have protein sprinkles for adding a twist to your fav dishes.

nettie



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 05 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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