Tonight’s frozen AND burnt pizza offering tastes even WORSE – after a gourmet mushroom foraging weekend in the magical woodlands at Ardanaiseig House Hotel, near Oban, on the west coast of Scotland.
From all over the UK, a group of sixteen had travelled to Ardanaiseig House Hotel, winner of “Scottish Romantic Hotel of the Year” to learn how to identify and cook edible fungi. Dick calls them “free groceries”.
Soon we began to find mushrooms that we could eat…..
And some that we would leave in peace………
In spite of blustery rainy weather (very unusual in Scotland), enthusiasm for finding fungi grew as the baskets filled with all manner of species.
The “fry off” and tasting was a great success. Everyone now nice and warm after a soggy day in wellies and Goretex. Time for a bath and to get ready for some serious gourmet dining.
Rather than eat with the rest of the guests I always opt to “play” with my food first…….and eat second……..
And Gary can’t help himself from treating us to a last mushroom dish……one that’s laced with SPACE DUST!
Back in the real world I really must try harder – not to burn any more frozen pizza…….