on my walk home yesterday, i took a different path than usual through the vondelpark. and saw what looked like CHICKEN OF THE WOODS, otherwise known as SULPHUR SHELF. yum. i didn’t look too closely, because there’s nothing that looks remotely like it (that’s orange like that) and i didn’t have a knife with me. i didn’t want to bring attention to it. i’ve found it here in the netherlands 2 other times so far. the first time was in maastricht, where i found 2 patches, picked one, was stopped in the park by a park maintenance guy, who told me that it’s poisonous (yes, but only in some people), and the next day both trees on which i’d found it had been mercilessly chopped.
the 2nd time was also in the vondelpark, about a year ago, but when i went to pick it up less than an hour later, it wasn’t there anymore. so i was very nervous it wouldn’t be there this morning. but it was!!!!
i didn’t take a picture, because i wanted to be quickly in and out of there, but here’s what it looks like, for those who don’t know it. delicious sauteed with butter and salt.
yum yum yum. i can’t wait for dinner tonight!!!!