Schrooming

The rainy weather we’ve been having has delayed our fall plantings, but it’s been great for mushrooms.

We took some of the mushrooms we found lately that we hoped were edible to the market yesterday to show to a couple of our friends who are wild mushroom experts–master chef Chris King of King-Cropp Farm and Vernon Pearce of Greenberry Hollow Farm.

Chicken-of-the-woods

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When they saw our chicken-of-the-woods and chanterelles they both lit up with excitement.

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They confirmed what we (read Cherie) thought.  They were both edible delicacies, selling for $16-20/lb.  Of course we weren’t planning to sell them.  We did trade some of the chicken-of-the-woods for a couple of oyster mushroom logs and some kombucha, but we kept most for ourselves.  As soon as we got home Cherie sauteed the chanterelles. Delicious.

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We had some of the chicken-of-the-woods for supper. Super delicious.

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Then we headed out to forage more.

We discovered several blue milkcaps.

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And best of all, lots of chanterelles.

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We’re having a mushroom omelette made with the chanterelles for breakfast this morning.  We’ll be enjoying plenty of delicious mushrooms for a while.

Nature’s bounty never ceases to amaze.

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