Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Le temps des champignons


It's mushroom time! There are lots in the grounds of Madame Elisabeth's orangerie, but since I know nothing about them, I will let you specialists out there do all the work!
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C'est la saison des champignons et il y en a plein dans le domaine de Madame Elisabeth. Comme je n'y connais strictement rien, je laisse le soin aux spécialistes qui ne manqueront pas de voir ces photos de les identifier !

22 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Safe to eat or NOT safe to eat?! Voila le question!

Marie-Noyale said...

Je m'y connais tres peu mais par contre j'adore les trouver!

akarui said...

Je suis comme toi, n'y connaissant rien je ne les ramasse pas.

glduro_marieloupe said...

Tous les champignons sont comestibles. Certains tuent. D'autres ne tuent pas ...

Bob Crowe said...

I had no idea when mushroom season occurred. Being an urban creature, I won't be rushing off to the woods. Better to patronize favorite restaurants.

tapirgal said...

Thanks for the nice photos. It's fun to find mushrooms, and this year maybe we'll see some from all over the world. I wouldn't know the difference, either, so I just look with my camera. . . .

PERBS said...

I just came from another blog that featured mushrooms growing in the wild! They sell them at our Farmers market every weekend so they must grow all yer except winter. . .

James said...

Ah wonderful mushrooms. They are so good as long as you stay away from the magical and the poisin ones.

Vogon Poet said...

I'm the perfect mushrooms trampler, I never see them...

Lee Spangler said...

Always find mushrooms mysterious and exciting to see. I even like them in soup. Amazing to think it is just the fruit of something growing under the ground. Thanks for sharing these pix.

Olivier said...

moi a part les cèpes et les truffes, je reconnais pas les champignons, mais c'est bon ;)

Catherine said...

Moi, je les reconnais dans mon assiette...et ça me suffit.

Cezar and Léia said...

Delicious!

Dear Ciel,
As I'm studying so hard French here, every time I try to learn a new word, and step by step I'm feeling more confident to speak, but it takes time... Because, I'm not confident enough to write comments in French! Please forgive me!I will be there one day! :)
Thanks for helping!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

They are popping up here as well. I only buy mine in a store and never from anyone named, Alice.

BaysideLife said...

So many different sizes and colors. I've seen some around here popping up, but I think it is because of all the rain we are having. Like you, I don't know one from another, except in the grocery store.

Cergie said...

Dans les parterres de châteaux de la Loire on trouve des champis de Paris qui poussent sur le fumier de cheval qui engraisse les rosiers (y a-t-il seulement encore des chevaux à Versailles)
On trouve aussi des rosés des près dans la coulée verte à coté de notre maison mais je préfère ne pas m'y fier, pour cause de canidés... Quant à toi, ne te fie pas STP à ceux-ci...

Halcyon said...

hmm... I don't know much about mushrooms except that I've got a lot of them in my yard too!

Per Stromsjo said...

And I'm with Halcyon. Supply is great, knowledge stricly limited. I won't eat the ones that haven't been properly identified and prepared by someone knowledgeable. (Preferably not named Alice - right!)

JM said...

Beautiful fungui! As it rained so much last night, perhaps I will find some in the next days, but I think it may be still very hot for them...

Tammie Lee said...

yea mushrooms. It rained her last night, often within 24 hours shrooms will pop up here and there. it is not always easy to identify mushrooms. I have taken a few classes. it is a mix of sight, smell, taste (now don't go tasting), where they grow and the spores that tells you what it is. wow, complex!

Antjas said...

When I was in the Czech Republic a few years ago in the fall, I saw cars parked by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Why? People were picking mushrooms of all types. Seems as though most European mushrooms are edible. In the U.S.? Don't even think about it.

raf said...

Ah, lovely post. Like you, Ciel, I leave the gathering of mushrooms to the knowledgeable ones, but I do look for any opening or excuse to include them in a recipe. Love them 'shrooms!