It’s just a way too slow and painful way to die.
It’s amazing how much rain that can fall during a day, it has been pouring down since late last night. It came down so hard that it woke me up in the middle of the night. As soon as I understood what it was I heard I fell asleep instantly again. Falling rain is one of my favorite sounds to fall asleep to. It didn’t stop raining until I came home after work, I read in the news that lots of places have been flooded so the first thing I did when I came home was to check my cellar. Thankfully it was as dry as it always is.
I found rather many mushrooms on our walk yesterday (and there were even more today, even on the places I already had picked them at). No I don’t pick mushrooms that I’m not certain they are edible (it’s just a way too slow and painful way to die if eating a toxic one) and I think I know more poisonous mushrooms that edible to be honest 🙂 The ones I picked yesterday was boletus mushrooms. We have no poisonous ones in this part of the country, we have two kinds and they are so rare that they only grow in two places. We do however have two that taste so bad that they destroy any kind of food they might be cooked together with. Thankfully I know both of them but even I can make a mistake if being tired and some dinners have been totally destroyed 🙂 🙂 🙂
The ones I picked yesterday is called (directly from Swedish, I don’t know their English names) Butter boletus and Sand boletus. The butter boletus is always rather slimy on the top so it takes quite some time to remove that from the hat and it sticks to everything 🙂 I cleaned up the mushrooms on a newspaper and had to toss it all away when I had finished 🙂 After that I placed a big lump of butter in a hot frying pan and poured in the mushrooms. Mushrooms contain a lot of water and that needs top be boiled away and when that’s done one can either stop and be happy with that or continue to fry them so they get a nice surface which I usually do. I’ll put most of it in the freezer so I can have it in my dinners next week, which will be reindeer shavings.
They say we’ll have warmer weather and sunshine again next week and I won’t complain if that’s true. It’s so chilly and damp now that I actually am thinking of turning on the radiators. I guess the chimney is so damp that it might be best to try and start a fire in the stove on a weekend, it tends to look as it is burning in my cottage every time I start that first fire after summer 🙂 My fire alarm starts shouting and I must always shout to my neighbor that he don’t need to call the fire brigade 🙂 After that my home smells like a forest fire for a week or two 🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat. It’s so dark outside already, even if the sun won’t go down for an hour or so, that I need to have the lights on to be able to see anything.
Have a great day!