Awaken to a Chanterelle dream

27 Jul

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This photo was so magically hazy I had to find away to place it in the post. A few hundred chanterelle on this steep hillside made for some pleasant shady picking. Click on the photo to see all the little orange ones all over the place.

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A closer Chanterelle look but still a little groggy.

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Now in this Maritime dreamland there are more than just Chanterelles as here we see a bolete in the King Bolete clan.

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Check the bottom of the stem to see if it is still solid and no significant worm holes and this one as you can see is in good shape for eating.

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I’ve found this mushrooms conifer cousin before on mature eastern hemlock but here is my first run in with Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureus which you will only find on hardwoods, usually the uncommon red oak in my area, unfortunately.

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Some may have a reaction to Laetiporus so start with a small amount the first time out. This is day 2 for me with this mushroom as an edible and really enjoyed it cooked in butter then made into a sandwich with lettuce and mayo, the initial try was a piece the size of a dried apricot sliced in 1/4″ strips and fried in olive oil for 10 minutes which was over cooked but I could see potential. So concludes this dreamy Maritime mushroomy post. ciao

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2 Responses to “Awaken to a Chanterelle dream”

  1. FRANCIS LEBLANC July 27, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    LOOKS LIKE A GOOD DAY OF PICKING I GUESS I AM GOING TO HAVE TO GO OUT IN THE WOODS TOMORROW
    THANKS HAVE A NICE DAY…NOT FAR FROM YOU .FRANK.

    • 1left July 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      With a bit of rain in the forecast the next few days could provide some nice plumped up Chanterelles and others as well, Thanks Frank for dropping bye

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