Hello 2014!

Oyster mushrooms(Pleurotus ostreatus)You probably think that there won’t be any mushrooms around to pick at this time of year. There aren’t many, it’s true, but a lovely tasty specimen that grows all year round is of course the Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus Ostreatus). It’s a species that can be cultivated so you’ll find them in the supermarket, but they do grow wild so keep your eyes peeled.¬†We found some beauties growing on a dead tree not long ago, and they were delicious with breakfast the next day. You’ll find a recipe for Mediterranean Oyster Mushrooms on our site and if you want more inspiration here’s a link to BBC Food, and some excellent dried wild mushroom recipes by the wonderful Nigel Slater.

We’ll be making some changes to the format of our Gather & Cook weekends in West Sweden this year – more information to follow shortly – and we should have finalised the dates for those trips and our popular Fungus Forays in the Peak District in the autumn by the end of next week. Watch this space!