I decided to drive out to the Enchanted Mushroom Forest this morning to see if the recent rains have caused some interesting mushrooms to fruit. I was surprised at how few mushrooms I saw today. I expected a lot more. I did find enough small… Read More
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The Enchanted Mushroom Forest smiled on me today and I was able to forage a nice batch of quality chanterelles. Some of you may notice one of the mushrooms in the last picture looks a little different. You’re right. The one with a tan cap… Read More
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
Forager’s bad dream
We had some rain showers on Canada Day after what radio reports suggest was the driest June in a quarter century. From a forager’s perspective this is bad news. Most years, I find chanterelles up in the enchanted mushroom forest at the beginning of July.… Read More
The weather is nice but….
We have enjoyed lovely weather around these parts for some time and while that is pleasant enough, it’s time for a couple days of rain. Normally at this time, I’d be thinking about which forests to visit in search of the first chanterelles of the… Read More
First go to a forest and forage around until you gather a basket of primo chanterelles. If you find a few hedgehog and lobster mushrooms and an bolete or two, no problem. It’s all good. Clean your mushrooms then saute them in a little vegetable… Read More
A big chanterelle
In the forests I visit, I mostly find smallish chanterelles – one over two inches tall or with a cap over two inches wide is uncommon. Yet today I found a cluster of chanterelles, all in one hollow, that were much bigger than the norm.… Read More
I meant to post this shot on the weekend but didn’t get around to it…so here it is now. I call these hypothetical chanterelles, because any old fool knows there aren’t any edible wild mushrooms in Southern Ontario. These are CGI mushrooms. Har!
Grilled Chicken with Chanterelles
I was asked today how I cooked the chanterelles I found on the weekend. Here is what I did. I fired up the bbq (I burn charcoal), and grilled a couple chicken breasts. Nothing fancy here. I used one of my standard bbq rubs –… Read More
I took the dogs out for a walk in the woods this morning, and was fortunate to find around 30 chanterelles. They’re a little hard to see right now. There is a lot of leaf litter on the forest floor and the chanterelles are just… Read More