Monday, October 5, 2009

Chanterelles Are Out!



Chanterelles are out! We had a nice rain over the weekend, prompting Hubby to set off into the woods in search of the beautiful Chanterelle mushroom.



In just two hours of combing the wet fall forest, he collected nearly five pounds of fresh delectable fungi.

The following book is the field guide that Hubby has been using for years. It's a wonderful book with lots of pictures and thorough descriptions that make mushrooming all the more safe and alluring.


The Chanterelles are gorgeous and smell like fresh apricots! Our favorite recipe for the Chanterelles is homemade pizza, which we had for dinner last night (recipe here). Tonight, we'll saute up the rest and add it to red quinoa with sauteed shallots and kale.

Delicious.

3 comments :

the gardeners cottage said...

Do you know how lucky you are? I'm sure you do but OMG right in your own backyard! I can't imagine how good they must be so fresh. I just bought mushrooms today to make risotto for dinner tomorrow, wow I'm so jealous.

Janet

for the love of a house said...

Okay, this post is just plain MEAN!!;) 5 lbs.?!! I am green with envy! Lucky, lucky you!!
Nice job Hubby!!

(p.s. who needs Whole Foods or TJ's when you have your own chanterelles :)
and that book cover is too funny!)

ann said...

oh how divine!!!!! how fortunate to be able to harvest these beauties right from your yard!!

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