Monday, January 10, 2011

Mad Monday - mad about mushrooms

I am mad about mushrooms!

I love to eat them.
And I would love to collect them, if I didnt already have a collection of chickens!

I love it when they pop up in the greass after a rainy spell.

It's important to know if you can eat these or not - I dont - so I dont!

Very pretty but not very appetising!

I love that there are many types of exotic mushrooms available in my local supermarket now.
These are both pretty and appetising.

One of my favorite things to do with mushrooms is to toss them on the bbq and then mix them with designer greens, feta cheese and balsamic vinegar.

You can add mushrooms to -
pasta sauce
stir fry

They are really very versatile.

Or you can stuff those really big, flat ones.
Cut off the stem, chop it and saute with some chopped onions or shallots, garlic and your choice of herbs.
Mix in some freshbreadcrumbs, chopped pine nuts. Pile in the mushroom, top with cheese and bake for about 15 to 20 mins until cooked.

a study in pink fungi by cocoondesigns


PoetessWug said...

Oh yeah, I love mushrooms too! For eating, I love the shitake almost everything!...But I like looking at good photos and drawings of them too. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy Caraway said...

I am a fellow mycophile (mushroom lover!). What a fun post! The first mushroom is called a Shaggy Mane. It's very good eating but must be cooked within a short time after picking it - 30 minutes or less. My husband and I find them truly tasty although some people do have adverse reactions to them. Find out more about them here:

planettreasures said...

thanks Cindy! I wish I had known that I was a mycophile!
Ah! Shaggy Mane - and tasty? Must try next time : )

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