The ghost fungus, Omphalotus nidiformis, glows a ghostly green at night

Our mushrooming adventure

Our mushrooming adventure in a nearby pine forest, and our discovery of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms, mushrooms with sugar on top (avoid eating these), saffron milkcaps, and some strange brown mushrooms that someone thought were slippery jacks.

The eggs that sinks is fresh; the egg that floats is not

Are these eggs okay?

It’s the question I get asked all the time when someone else is cooking at home. Fortunately, we can know what to do because two 19th century writers have told us in their household instruction manuals. It’s the swim test that I use; but the two writers tell us that the light test is best. Travel back for advice without travelling through time.