Thursday, 16 October 2008

Magic Mushrooms

Garden variety toadstools

"You see the mushrooms in this risotto ...", says I, about to explain the dish.

"They're from the garden?", asks my mother.

Don't give me ideas! :)

The lawn, until it was cut this week, was one huge mass of toadstools, mostly in areas that never get any sun. That's most of it. And the reason, I'm told, is because, previously it had been a cow field. Since that was more than 28 years ago, we can conclude that fungus spores have very very very long lives. Oh, the mushrooms in the risotto, actually didn't come from the garden (honest): they were of the Shit Ache, Shit Take, Shiitake variety.

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