Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Girolles.



Girolles are normally a Spring mushroom, but this Spring there were none. In fact I was beginning to think that 2015 was to be the very first year for over four decades that I would not have eaten a single one.

Luckily that situation has now been rectified, and there is a small late growth that will supply enough for a few meals. 

The lot above will be fried with thin bacon 'matchsticks', garlic and parsley and tossed into spaghetti. It will also be given a liberal sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan and good olive oil. A surprisingly simple, yet delicious, almost free meal. 

There should also be a few left over for a meagre Girolle omelet for Wills. With Kellogg and Bunny away in Sweden, he's at risk of veggie starvation.



21 comments:

  1. Is that the real color of them? so yellow and beautiful.

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    1. They vary from almost white, to pink, to bright orange.

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  2. They look so much more tasty than our 'button mushrooms' and the wild mushroom season is over, sadly.

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  3. By contrast, our meal of bought mushrooms with bacon, leeks and spaghetti bound with egg and cheddar was very low rent. We are not blessed withe unsual fungi here :(

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    1. Sounds very good though; it probably tasted quite similar too.

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  4. I could eat a massive plateful of your pasta dish right now and it's only 8.30 a.m. !! ..... a combination of such delicious ingredients, and so simple too. XXXX

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  5. I would have called those Chantrelles, especially if they smell of apricots. I thought that Girolles were smaller and a little browner?

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    1. I'm sure they're the same thing, but you call them Chanterelles, and I'll call them Girolles.

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    2. On the rare occasion that Waitrose have wild mushrooms, they do make that distinction, but they are not experts.

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    3. There is a much slimmer and browner mushroom that the Swedes/Norwegians call Chanterelles, but I've never eaten them.

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  6. I love meals like that, easy, inexpensive, and good.

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    1. It'll be alright (all right) on the knife.

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  8. I've never heard of anyone gathering mushrooms here. I can only assume no good ones grow in this part of the world.

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    1. Actually most mushrooms are edible, but it's the few DEADLY ones that put people off. Don't eat anything unless you are 100% sure. However, it's worth getting to recognise a few edible species, and just sticking to those.

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  9. The thought of fresh mushrooms with an apricot scent is new to me. And enchanting.

    Bacon, although not a new thought, is also got its own magic.

    Thank you for the supper suggestion. Best wishes.

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  10. I wish you could pop round here to look at the mushrooms growing in my yard. As i'm unsure what kind they are, I leave them be.

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