Our first mushrooming hunt of the season was a success! We found a spot for chanterelles about a dozen miles from our home and quite an easy dozen miles at that. Hopefully no one else knows about it. 😉
The friends who introduced us to mushrooming last year went with us one last time. They wanted to help us find “our” spot — because last year we traveled an hour and a half to get what we got.
We brought home a paper shopping bag full of chanterelles and I consider that a success. I don’t know how many pounds it is. We’ll go back at least weekly through the end of the mushrooming season. Last year I froze diced and sauteed chanterelles to eat for the rest of the year. This year I want to learn how to dehydrate them, too. And I might try pickling them.
Here are some pictures from the video slideshow above. The slideshow has lots more pictures and it is short, so give it a watch.
Along with the chanterelles, we found a rough-skinned newt, Oregon grape and C. in a tree.
Do you hunt for mushrooms? What kinds and where do you live? How do you preserve them?
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