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Wild mushrooms

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I managed to get outside today by myself (without the dogs) and hunt for more wild mushrooms. If you get a chance, go to Google images and search for chanterelle mushrooms. They are delicious and grow in woody places where it rains a bit. I understand in California they can be as big as two hand spans!! But the ones here are much smaller. I did find one today the size of my palm. Can't wait to sauté them up and make some mushroom soup! I will freeze most of them (I have two basketfuls now) after I cook them to stock up for the times they aren't growing (like the winter). I wish I could find some morel mushrooms. I could grow them from spores, but they wouldn't be fruitful until next spring (plus I don't want the trouble). I will just rely on God to show me where they are if he wants me to find them.

I love the rain. I remember years ago when we had such a bad drought they were asking us to only flush the toilet once a day (yeah that's right) and everything green except the trees died. I promised God then that I would never again complain about the rain and I never have since. I love to smell it coming, smell and hear it when it rains, love to hear the birds rejoicing after a rain. The only thing that I don't like is I have REALLY bad hair days with such high humidity, lol.
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    My mom used to go mushroom hunting and this one time she almost died because she thought what she was eating was safe but it was one of those fooler mushrooms which are poisonous as they look just like the good ones. I buy mine from the store. LOL
    1751 days ago
    I love fresh morel mushrooms! Of course, I love them rolled in egg and cracker crumbs and then pan fried. None of which is good for me! But I grew up in central Missouri and we always went mushroom hunting in the Spring and that was the way we prepared them so naturally that is the way I like them. I've never eaten any other wild mushrooms except for the red ones that precede the morels. Thanks for sharing in your blog about the chanterelles. I don't know if we have them here in our part of Tennessee and don't really want to fight the rattlesnakes to try to find any! LOL
    1751 days ago
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