A excellent crop of edible Saffron Milk Cup mushrooms is emerging in the pine forests of the Strathbogie Ranges this week. They are pretty soggy after days of wintery rain and do not keep very well. Take a walk with your fungi identification guide book and a basket to collect a tasty meal. The taste is mild, sort of nutty , piney and sweet.

We enjoyed them for Sunday lunch following an Italian pasta recipe. Our mushrooms were picked from the Penny Lane plantationsimage