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Mushrooms

My History with Hen of the Woods: How the Maitake First Bested Me

My History with Hen of the Woods: How the Maitake First Bested Me

About this time last year, I thought my foraging season was coming to an end. Still acclimating to the East Coast, I’d missed most of the Chanterelle season, hadn’t found my own hunting grounds, and by the beginning of October, the Chanterelles that had been […]

Golden Oldie: The Chanterelle Salad Recipe Returns

Golden Oldie: The Chanterelle Salad Recipe Returns

Chanterelle season has arrived and I’m going crazy picking these gold-ish orange beauties. And, cooking as many as I can, as often as I can. While I’ve long favored simple preparations—I love chanterelle recipes that feature eggs as I think the flavors favor each other—my […]

Oyster Mushrooms and Pheasant Backs Take the Day

Oyster Mushrooms and Pheasant Backs Take the Day

With a few hours to kill in Michigan earlier this spring, I headed out to scope some new territory. While I was hoping to add to the small, aged morel cache from earlier in the week, I settled instead for a few oyster mushrooms and […]

The Leaving

The Leaving

Why take the easy way out of town when you can add hours of driving to the trip? Because the recent rain had promised the prospect of mushrooms, that’s why. So, for that reason instead of taking I-90 out of Seattle for the last time, […]