Spring elf canapes

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The saying goes ‘you eat with your eyes’ and this is very true of the bright Scarlet Elf Cup. This stunning little fungus is the perfect ingredient to surprise your guests and create simple, yet mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres full of colour contrast. They can make the perfect gourmet woodland snack because the ‘basket shape’ allows … Read more

Scarlet elf cup

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Common name: Scarlet elf cup, Scarlet elfcup, moss cup Botanical name: Sarcoscypha coccinea Family: Sarcoscyphaceae (Cup fungi) Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. Local distribution: Common and widespread in Britain and Ireland. Habitat: Dead wood near streams and deciduous woodland. Foraging season: Early winter to early spring. These little gems appear in the … Read more