Monday, 30 May 2016

The gods are smiling.



Foul weather does occasionally have compensation; we are now into Girolle season.

I've only found a handful so far, but in a few days time they'll be plentiful. 


What better way to start a new month than with the possibility of Girolle omelets for lunch. Heavenly.




31 comments:

  1. It is not the first time that i say that- how lucky you are.

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    1. I'm just back from my first dog walk of the day, and I have a few more. I'll need to go out hunting again for enough for another omelet.

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  2. How about a Girolle omelettes for breakfast too?
    Love the dish, and is that a special Girolle knife - with the brush at one end?

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    1. It's an Opinel Mushrooming Knife. A little treat, to confirm my obsession.

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  3. Does the foul weather cause them to flourish. Are Girolles to be found nationwide in France? I'm in Brittany at the moment and will go hunting for them if that is so. x

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    1. Plenty of rain and some warm weather brings up most types of mushrooms. Girolles mostly grow in conjunction with Chestnuts and Pines. Have a look at your local market; if they have any ask if they grew locally.

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    2. OK will be down at the one in Perros Guirec on Friday and I'll enquire - in preparation for my next trip. Ta x

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  4. I would really like the rain gods to go away now.

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    1. Looks like a whole week of on/off pluie.

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  5. A new knife for me with a tail. It has nice lines about it too.

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    1. This was a present to myself. It's used mostly for Cepes.

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  6. I have just realized why I read your blog. Not because you are such a beauty (though you are), not because your prose enthralls me (though your name dropping does). Oh no. You have real time Haddocks and freshly picked girolles where I only have fond memories of them.

    Bon appetit,
    U

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    1. You're right, I'm an ugly old codger who doesn't write very well; but I do find very good mushrooms.

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  7. Wow, what a delish looking omelette.

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    1. Girolle omelets are quite special.

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  8. Breakfast is an hour away and I know what I must have now.

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  9. You will think me a Philistine but I don't like mushrooms. I do however like foraged food.
    Gill

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    1. I cannot imagine not liking mushrooms. A terrible affliction.

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    1. I've just come back with a slightly better haul.

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  11. Interesting you should say that, Cro. Fact is - and over a long time cooking for others - I find this again and again - often taste doesn't come to "taste". It's texture. The Angel (my son) can't stand the feel of standard baby button mushrooms in his mouth (even the most delicious a la Grecque); another friend recoils at Okra (lady fingers) as soon as one hits his tongue. And even I, and I eat virtually anything, have a gag reflex: What's that stuff called, forgotten now, that looks as translucent as frogs' eyes,only white? Oh my god. It's slime at its worst.

    U

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    1. Sorry, Cro. My response went to the wrong place. It was meant in reply to your exchange with "Frugal in Derbyshire".

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    2. A lot of people don't like Cepes for exactly this reason; if not cooked well they can be a bit 'slimey'. Is what you're thinking of, what we call 'Frog's Spawn'? I wouldn't eat it either!

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  12. It's also raining in NYC. I thought I might stay indoors and watch the French Open tennis. Seems to be rained out there as well.
    Good to know that delicious mushrooms will arise.
    Your omelet and mushroom knife will inspire quite a few lunches.
    Best wishes.

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    1. France is under a week of rain, the tennis might be a wash-out.

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  13. You still shouldn't eat chanterelle in some parts of the Alps and central Europe where the Chernobyl rain fell. And I wouldn't. I know people who used to eat them by the bucket full and are no longer with us.
    I was lucky as I was in Mallorca when it rained in Wales.

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    1. I don't think we suffered from fall-out here. I don't glow in the dark!

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