Your child 3-5 years

We will harvest the mushrooms and blackberries

Go on the small country roads near you. The light is so beautiful right now. In addition, you will find mushrooms and blackberries that we invite you to cook with our recipes. All outside, with boots to protect themselves from brambles and a small wicker basket. (News of 15/09/10)


  • At almost € 30 per pound of porcini mushrooms, we are happy when we find! The most common is the Bordeaux boletus (Boletus edulis). You will recognize it, hidden under the beeches or the oaks, with its squat foot, its light foot, its light brown hat also. Under his hat, no slats of course but light-colored pores. Its surface is viscous when it is wet. If in doubt, if you have never harvested mushrooms, consult your pharmacist. Some boletes can be toxic.
  • What do we do with it? Tagliatelle with mushrooms. With your knife and a small wet brush, clean the ceps. Remove the damaged parts and the viscous membrane, wipe them thoroughly to remove all the soil. brown them in a pan with a little oil. Discard the water. Then drain and cook for a few minutes with a persillade. Their little nutty taste is delicious with tagliatelle. Add a little parmesan ... it's ready!

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  • They are picked from September to November. You will find them in the woods, along the hedges and along the roads. Teach your toddler to be wary of brambles. Help him spot the big, juicy blackberries and do not pick those close to the ground.
  • What do we do with it? A paste of blackberries. Put the crop in a pot of water. Have your child add a glass of water. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add the same weight of caster sugar. Cook slowly while stirring with a wooden spoon. When the dough has thickened, pass it to the vegetable mill. Pour the dough on a baking sheet protected with parchment paper. Let cool. Cut the dough into small cubes. Have your toddler roll them in granulated sugar. Put small candies on parchment paper.

Agnes Barboux

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