Saturday, July 15, 2017

I guess I'm the queen of mushrooms (more Chanterelles from the woods)

My grandpa always says the blackberries are ripe and ready to pick around the 4th of July. So around that time every year I go blackberry picking around my yard and forage for them in the woods. Every year since I have been foraging for blackberries, I have noticed that the Chanterelle and Chicken of the woods mushrooms grow around this time as well. From my experience with foraging for Chanterelle mushrooms, is that they grow scattered in patches together. In my neck of the woods, the Chanterelles are growing in the shade along the ground, and I have been finding them behind my house (which is a south facing hill.) I particularly have found Chanterelle mushrooms growing behind people's houses that are up against the woods, or at least not far into the woods.

This year I have picked blackberries alongside the chanterelle mushrooms, and today I foraged for more. I may cook these mushrooms on low heat and eat with noodles--which is usually how I eat the mushrooms. I also eat these with rice.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, you're taunting me with your chanterelles !

    Here it's a bad year for blueberries as they got frozen in April - no harvest this year :-(, but the blackberry plants are *loaded* with fruits: if the weather maintains I'll do a huge stock in a few weeks (they usually get ripe in august).