A Short Cut To Mushrooms....

....and picking mint for tea and gathering clover blossoms.

I could not decided what picture that I liked more, so I posted them both.

White and red clover, out by the greenhouse.

The hen came by to see what I was doing, and decided to stay for a little bit.

And then after I went wild mushroom hunting.

Wild Beefsteak mushrooms, that we harvested last year and cooked up with garlic and bacon and eggs for breakfast.

"Suddenly he produced a large basket from under the seat .' I was nearly forgetting ,' he said. 'Mrs. Maggot put this up for Mr. Baggins with her compliments.' He handed it down and moved off, followed by a chorus of thanks and good-nights.
They watched the pale rings of light round his lanterns as they dwindled into the foggy night. Suddenly Frodo laughed: from the covered basket he held, the scent of mushrooms was rising."

J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of The Ring.

Always ask for help identifying mushrooms, there are poisonous ones that are VERY similar to the edible ones.
We have an Amish friend (Rudy) that knows a lot about mushrooms, and we always double check with him.

I think that we will cook these up with sausage and peppers for dinner.

This is the best book that I have found for identifying mushrooms.

It has some really good recipes too.

And I love the pictures.