Flesh of the forest floor

Monday, June 25, 2012

I took a short break from my writing today and wandered up to visit Zeph at his new cubby in the bush.

On the way there I collected some wood blewits (Clitocybe nuda) as a cubby-warming gift.

We cooked them on a small fire that Zeph had managed to start despite the soaked winter wood.

And made sure we cooked them well through as blewits contain a toxin that can be harmful if not well cooked.

I asked Zeph whether mushrooms shared closer DNA to animals than plants. He answered correctly.

Wood blewits are sweat meats to taste and before they're cooked smell of chocolate earth.


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