All posts tagged “boletes

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Chanterelles!

I met up with my brother the trout, Salvelinus fontinalis, this morning to do a little foraging. The good news is chanterelles have begun fruiting in the Enchanted Mushroom Forest. They’re still pretty small, many still buttons, but we found around 30 of these tasty… Read More

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Soup Day

Saturday is soup day around here these days. I wasn’t sure what variety of soup I was going to make today until we visited friends this morning who gave us some dried mushrooms. More specifically, these are Boletus Mirabilis, known as the Admirable Bolete. I’ve… Read More

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A Prediction I Like

The Weather Network has predicted normal summer temperatures this year, but in the Toronto area, higher than normal precipitation. This is good news for the amateur mycologists in the crowd. Last season started off well enough with plenty of morels and plenty of oysters but… Read More

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Bounty

I laid today’s bounty out on a table on the deck. There are some different species of boletes, two types of chanterelles, hedgehogs, and lobsters. I gave away quite a few, I have a lot in the dehydrator, and I made some soup tonight. The… Read More

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Boletes

I scored the bottom of the cap on this bolete with a pocket knife and it immediately turned a dark blue. You can also see blue staining at the bottom of the stalk. I don’t know what species this one is, but with reddish pores… Read More