Chanterelle Season has begun!

Snack time

It’s that time of year everyone. Last year most of my MoFo posts were about mushrooms because I was finally confident enough to start picking a few types on my own. On a recent hike with a friend, I came across these lovelies which signals to me that it is time! I only found about 5 chanterelles that day but I’m so motivated to get back on the ‘shroom train that I joined the Oregon Mycological Society to better hone my identification skills. Chanterelles are my favorite but I do want to differentiate boletes. That is my goal this year as I enjoy the chanterelle explosion. I did a quick saute of these mushrooms with garlic, which is the best way to try new mushrooms and honestly, the best way to really enjoy the flavor and texture of these guys. The flavor is subtle, almost floral with these mushrooms so I try not to mask their flavor. Plus they don’t last very long in our house. I found these mushrooms under a stand of hemlocks if that helps anyone with keeping your eye out for habitat. I don’t have much to say except that I’m excited for fall and all that comes with it!

2 Responses to “Chanterelle Season has begun!”

  1. jeni treehugegr Says:

    I loved your mushroom MoFo’ing soooo much last year.

  2. Becca Says:

    Lady, your mushroom pictures are beautiful. I don’t like eating mushrooms. Except that time you put lobster mushroom on pizza right before you and Matt left Seattle. I might have said that last year…Anyway. Beautiful.

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