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Kermit power

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Evening all.

I collected these earlier today from a site from where I've had Amethyst Deceivers in the past, but with someone else pointing them out to me.

I'm 99.9% certain that these too are Amethyst Deceivers, but thought I'd stick up a photo for someone to confirm before I tuck in! hehe


Amethyst deceivers by Chris Walker Epsom, on Flickr

They are still purpler than they look in the photo, but have as expected faded quite a bit from the bright purple they had at 15:30 when I picked them.

Should environment impact upon identification, they were growing up through a large bed of moss, which much to my small sons' delight was also pretty full of little frogs. smile

Slink

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sorry cant help, cause I wouldnt ever eat wild mushrooms as I cannot be certain of what it is.

for all I know i would be eating a deathcap or something else deadly when thinking its good to eat

Kermit power

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Slink said:
sorry cant help, cause I wouldnt ever eat wild mushrooms as I cannot be certain of what it is.

for all I know i would be eating a deathcap or something else deadly when thinking its good to eat
I actually went looking on the off-chance there might be some ceps/porcini/boletus or whatever we're supposed to call them in the UK, as they're completely unmistakable around here. Only found one tiny little one though, and these are third on my "I'm sure I know what that is" list, just behind some yellow ones whose name I can't remember. smile

Mobile Chicane

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The amethyst 'deceiver' is aptly named since the fruit body changes colour from purple to brown as it ages / gets waterlogged.

There's nothing much you could mistake it for, but a lilac downy fuzz at the base of the stem is a sign of a prime specimen.

Try the 'shrooms fried in butter with red onions, chicken livers and a splash of Marsala. The amethyst deceiver has a 'sweetness' I think makes a perfect partnership for chicken livers - done as suggested in a salad with bitter leaves and bacon. lick
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