These days I don’t eat a lot of fried foods, but when a neighbour brought us a perfect giant puffball, I had to make an exception. There are plenty of ways to prepare puffballs but this is far and away my fave. I cut up… Read More
This time I was on my own.
This morning, the Partners were really working me, trying to convince me that I ought to be taking them somewhere in the car for an adventure. It didn’t take a lot of convincing. I tossed a basket in the car, loaded the dogs and off… Read More
I found a few morels this morning – not as many as I had hoped for, but still plenty for dinner.
After walking The Partners yesterday evening, I thought I’d take out the garbage and the recycling as pick-up is this morning. As I pulled out the garbage bin, I notice something unusual tucked in the corner by the fence…. Sorry for the picture quality. It… Read More
I went for a drive this morning up to – oh I forget the name of the place – to do a little scouting in anticipation of morel season. I went for a long hike, looking for likely spots, but I didn’t expect to find… Read More
Growing up, I had an aversion to all mushrooms. I think my young palate couldn’t cope with their unique texture, and as well, I’m not convinced I had an opportunity to enjoy really well-prepared mushrooms as a kid. My aversion disappeared in early adulthood, and… Read More
Buoyed by my success foraging the other day, I ventured off to some other forests this morning. There were quite a few boletes around, mostly Boletus ornatipes, the ornate-stalked boletes. There were also pockets of some variety of suillus, which I don’t care for and… Read More
This has been a tough year for mushroom hounds in the Toronto area. There simply has not been enough rain to fruit quantities of mushrooms. Recently we have had a couple rains, and though they haven’t been the kind of two-day soakers I was hoping… Read More
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