Forest forage

Last Sunday we went on a mushroom forage with Slow Food Mother City. It was Kolya’s first foray into the forest, and we had a very fine time hunting wild fungi! You can see the article about it on the Slow Food blog .
We pretty much learned that:
There are lots of different mushrooms.
There are pretty ones, weird-looking ones, tiny ones, fat ones and curly ones. And purple ones.
For the best odds of having a mushroom taste good AND not kill you, you’re best off eating the ones you find at Woolworths.
But mushroom foraging was so oddly fun that I found myself poking around the internet trying to find out how you might grow them at home. Turns out there’s a whole universe of mycology out there. Watch this space (or that damp dark corner of my garden)…

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I live in South Africa with my husband and two small children, doing things, thinking about things and sometimes writing about them.
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3 Responses to Forest forage

  1. Gwenn Segura says:

    What a beautiful picture of you both in the dappled sunlight of the forest floor…..

  2. Jeannine says:

    What fun!
    K looks like a little forest person in that pic, I can just imagine him sitting on one of your mushrooms playing a little musical instrument. Beautiful kid!

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