A planned camping trip to Derbyshire was cancelled due to the weather forecast a few days ago (turns out the weather wasn’t that bad, as Dave predicted, but there you go). So I took Dave for a 16 mile stroll around the local footpaths instead.
Turned out to be a good day – loads of blackberries, elderberries, haws, even early rosehips. Then, while Dave stopped for a slash, I spotted something large and white in a cow field. Is it? Could it be? Over the fence and…yes it was! A giant puffball. That’s it in the (clickable) pic. There were 4 or 5 more by the hedge, so I pulled a smaller one, about 9″ across, and later we had a couple of slices fried with a crushed garlic clove and a few chilli flakes. Delicious. And free.