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Mushrooms
15 November 2012 @ 19:34

Today we went on a hunt for those marvellous orange mushrooms: Nisculos in Spanish or Saffron milkcaps in English.  We were a bit late looking for these, especially after a day of general strikes when every worker who wasn't protesting was up in the woods, seeking the same delicious goodies!  So we settled for the freshest Slippery Jacks we could find (out of masses that were too big/old/infested) and quite a lot of meadow-based Fairy Ring Champignones instead.  If this is my last blog, it may be that we mistook the type...actually we had some experts with us and always check rigorously in our books before we eat any mushroom, but you never know!  

In addition, the sun shone, the trees are fabulous shades of gold and russet, the  tops above Trevelez were white with snow and we made sure of a cerveza at La Fragua afterwards.  As usual, the day got away with us and already darkness has fallen.  Time to light the fire and close the shutters.

We have booked our flights to Patagonia  and I think I shall have to invest in a pair of jodhpurs if we think we will succeed in our aim of a 3 day ride into the interior where vehicles cannot go...this may include swimming across a river on horseback...all good, wholesome fun!  We will be travelling light, as always, but these, hard hats and tango gear will be indispensable.  And horse fly (tabanus) prevention and treatment stuff, as they can be really vicious we are told.

Right, off to cook the mushrooms...an omelette perhaps, with spring greens...

Hasta luego mis amigos (all 50,850 of you...!)

 



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Gerald said:
15 November 2012 @ 19:26

My wife has been picking mushrooms from the Chase for years & years although the picking season has been over for a couple of months. She comes back with shoppiing bags full. I was worried initially but not any more, I have total confidence in her. (I hope!).


Gerald said:
15 November 2012 @ 19:26

My wife has been picking mushrooms from the Chase for years & years although the picking season has been over for a couple of months. She comes back with shoppiing bags full. I was worried initially but not any more, I have total confidence in her. (I hope!).


Tamara said:
15 November 2012 @ 21:07

Enjoy your lovely fresh dinner Linda :-) What an amazing trip you have planned - when are you off?


casalinda said:
16 November 2012 @ 23:34

Where is the Chase Gerald? Do you mean Cannock Chase? And thanks, Tamara...we are going in the Argentinian summer...Tshirt weather there too I believe.


Louise said:
17 November 2012 @ 11:50

Looking forward to your next blog so I can be assured that you're still with us!!



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