Found A Monster Mushroom This Morning, Breakfast Anyone?

A hand-sized mushroom looking delicious
A hand-sized mushroom looking delicious on the front lawn -- Photo: John L Bradfield

There it was, just crouched in the buffalo grass like an alien. I found a monster mushroom on the front lawn this morning. Breakfast anyone?

This hand-sized mushroom looks so delicious. I wonder if it’s poisonous. More important, what would it taste like grilled in a wide-bottom crêpe pan, in chopped garlic and butter with a dash of the left-over red, a noble Stellenbosch shiras? Just a medium pinch of mixed spicy herbs and a smaller pinch of masala. A sprinkle of rock salt. Well, okay then. I’m going to try that now and get back to you. Just kidding.

Seriously, the small mushroom that looks like a miniature hedgehog. What would that taste like, I wonder . . . (6 photographs)?

This side looks even better
This side looks even better -- photo: John L Bradfield

How can this not be delicious?
How can this not be delicious? -- photo: John L Bradfield

What does that taste like?
What does that taste like? -- photo: John L Bradfield


Palm-size mushroom
Palm-size mushroom -- photo: John L Bradfield
Could that be poisonous?
Could that be poisonous? -- photo: John L Bradfield

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