Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wild Mushrooms North Fife September 15th

On my way to Cupar North Fife today I had my wild mushrooms eyes on, at Brunton I came across these, nothing fantastic but over the coming days if I wander further than the roadside then it may prove beneficial.

Horse Mushrooms, past their eat by date, brilliant to eat if you can catch them in time.

Brown roll-rim (Paxillus involutus) not edible. A shame as there are loads about under birch.

Fly Agaric, (Amanita muscaria). A small emerging specimen, it grows in association with birch trees. Toxic to the liver and kidneys though used by Shamans for its hallucinogenic effects first being digested by reindeer, the urine is then drunk rendering it safe. So, first find a reindeer, feed it and follow with a bucket, imbibe and it will be a wonderful world you find yourself in.

Puff ball perfectly edible when young, that's when the flesh is white throughout on cutting, beyond that, forget it, lovely texture though when right.

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