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Chanterelle & Black Trumpet mushrooms. Yum!

Foraging for food is becoming a lost art, which is really sad because there is a lot of  (expensive) food growing wild in our backyards free for the taking.  Elderberries hanging heavy in bushes, greens underfoot, syrup flowing in the trees, and oh, the wild mushrooms!

We were lucky enough to be trained in mycology years ago by Gun, a knowledgable pesudo-grandma.  With the addition of some additional research, we are confident in our fungi finds.  It can be a dangerous activity if you don’t know what you are doing though, so be careful when picking wild mushrooms.  There are classes available through state Fish & Wildlife programs around the country if you are interested in getting started.

If my family is ever stranded in the wilderness, we will not only survive, but eat like kings!

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3 thoughts on “A Forager’s Harvest

  • August 20, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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    I am actually new in the country where I am staying so I am new to this concept but I know that when I really look at the woods I can probably find something thats safe for us to consume. You are so lucky to have the knowledge of whats edible and not.

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  • August 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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    Oh my! nice harvest. I wish I had your knowledge, I am tempted when I find fungi but NEVER take the risk. Except one time when we had some nice morel growing outside our kitchen window. sadly it never came back.

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