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Early Bird – Mushroom Stories

by Gary Boom (Managing Director)

I am one of life’s great optimists.  Every month and season of the year there is something to look forward to - as it is with the end of summer and approaching autumn.  We are fortunate enough to have a home 30 minutes drive from the New Forest.  After the recent full moon and rains there was a fair chance of lots of wild mushrooms appearing.  There are 3 species in particular that you want to find: porcini, hedgehogs and chanterelles.  Up at 7 in the morning to find them before the other collectors, we found the following haul:

Gary Boom Mushrooms

There is indeed something very magical about walking through a forest very early in the morning.  Dinner in the evening was porcini lasagne with Siro Pacenti Brunello 2006.  Stunning. I love their Brunellos and have recently started to collect them.  Beautiful sweet fruit with wild herbs (97).  Happy days.

A little while back, we had some fabulous wild mushroom cards produced to help keen collectors to find the best nature has to offer. We have a few packs left so if you would like some please just email [email protected] and we will send you a pack out.

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