Monday, October 12, 2020

Garden birch boletes

This garden just keeps giving. We've had apples, pears, plums, cherries and berries till they're coming out our ears. Lately we've moved on to hazelnuts and edible chestnuts but these have to be the most surprising find - birch boletes apparently. They grow in obvious lines across the lawn following the root pattern of our colossal birch. (Several of our mushroom expert friends have confirmed their identity!)

The internet claims they are edible but aren't worth picking as they have a boring taste but I have to say I find them really quite nice - creamy, mushroomy and buttery. They definitely make for a passable lunch on a slice of warm toast in my book. 

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