Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
During a recent fall hike, my daughter and I stumbled upon two large clusters of mushrooms. Lovely, pale silvery brown, some as large as my hand, the mushrooms fanned out in a layered array from a downed ash tree. Edible? Oh please say yes.
We describe when, where, and how to forage for Hen of the Woods, a choice culinary wild mushroom. With a link to a recipe.
When, where and how to search for the divine and choice Black Trumpet mushroom, with a link to a recipe.
We provide the main identification points for foraging for Honey Mushrooms, and a link to a recipe.
What's in season in the woods and fields of southern New England for foraging.
What we have been foraging in southeastern New England for the week ending 06/27/2011.
Drying mushrooms is about as easy as it gets - it`s minimal effort and high reward. The texture changes delightfully - we rehydrate them and use on top of (and in) soups, sandwiches and more.
Chanterelle season is upon us in the West, and -- if you know where to go -- you can come home with pounds and pounds of the wonderful mushrooms. What to do with the bounty? Well, you can pickle them!
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