Mushroom time in Lorraine
If I had any doubt about autumn in Lorraine, I am now sure it started on time as far as mushrooms are concerned. Temperatures are really mild (18°C-20°C) and it rains quite often, so mushrooms love this weather.
Yesterday my husband went with a friend to check ways to carry cut wood out of the forest and they walked in a meadow. They bumped into mushrooms all the way so decided to pick some.
These ones are called rose des prés in French (meadow mushroom in English, same meaning). They are very common, and numerous if the weather is good. Half of the box is now cooked and ready to be frozen. There are a few other sorts to be found in meadows. And there are even more in woods, but my family doesn't know these ones very well so we don't dare picking them.
This is one of the good points of life in the country.
Now I'd better go back to my kitchen and deal with the other half of the box.