Finding Chanterelles!

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Look under hemlocks or in shady areas of the woods. They grow from the ground, not from rotten trees.  We found these last week and sauteed them in olive oil to complement our meal!

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Dry your mushrooms after harvesting

We forage for mushrooms after a couple days of rain when they seem to pop out everywhere!  Our favorites are chanterells, lobster tail, oyster, and chicken of the woods.

I dry them on newspaper for a week or until hard and then put them in a paper bag (not plastic in case there is any moisture left in them).

We take a bag of dried mushrooms when we cook outdoors on the fire.  Add a little water to them and they reconstitute with a “fresh picked” flavor and taste great on a steak!

You can speed up the process of drying with a dehydrator or can them in glass Mason jars.

Oyster mushrooms:

Oyster Mushrooms