Foraging for Mushrooms
It's mushroom season! The anticipation of discovering a copious crop while on our daily walk with MacDuff is so great that you can't help but grab a basket and a knife on your way out the door. Foraging for other common varieties such as chicken in the woods, shaggy ink caps and amethyst deceivers is always so exciting. We are always lucky to find chanterelles and hedgehogs ( the fungi not the prickly mammal) to eat in a risotto or with a plate of pasta. Friends walking in Glencoe brought me some wonderful ceps the other day. Wild mushrooms are so versatile, I sometimes add them to a stew or to an omelette depending on what takes my fancy that day.