Mushroom season is on!!

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Mike9
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Mushroom season is on!!

Post by Mike9 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:45 pm

I get a phone call from my nephew this afternoon and he says do you want some "Hen of the Woods"? I say "sure" he says "well come on over".

A gallon bag of cleaned, sliced hen of the woods picked fresh today. They picked 30lbs. of it and 20lbs of chicken of the woods last week.
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I picked up a steak on the way home and boy are these good. Pan finished red potato, slice of grilled radicchio, medium rare steak and wild mushrooms topped with pan sauce - fond, splash of stock some port, a little garlic and a small knob of butter. I ate the whole thing -
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Re: Mushroom season is on!!

Post by nakneker » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:00 am

Dang, looks delicious !
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Re: Mushroom season is on!!

Post by Carter » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 am

We got our last Chanterelles of the season last week. We had so many this year that we got sick of them...they are free and we stopped picking them for about 6 weeks....it was nice to have a few last week though.

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Post by shevitz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 am

I still hate all of you ;) . I got absolutely no mushrooms this year. It was miserably dry through mid July and then still not much. I also lost my beater car so I couldn't go to the remote sites looking... Congrats, they look great.

Hen of Woods or maitake is one of my favorites. It doesn't grow around here, so my only experience has been store bought.

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Post by slobound » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:45 am

WOWOW, delicious!
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Post by Mike9 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:29 am

Oven fried eggplant over a tomato/mushroom sauce with sauteed mushroom on top - oh so good.

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Post by Mike9 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:13 pm

Another gift from another friend - Hen of the Woods, Chanterelle, and oyster mushrooms. The only thing to do? . . . thaw out some MEAT stock and make mushroom. barley soup.
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I started with some bacon, leek, garlic then the bulk of mushrooms then MEAT stock. Once it got going I cooked off some Port and added that, smoked salt, black pepper, thyme, parsley and some of the cooked bacon. After @ an hour of simmer I added some heavy cream then blitzed it with the stick then reduced some more while the barley was cooking in turkey stock. Just before it was done I sauteed the saved mushrooms in bacon drippings and compound butter then added them and the reserved bacon to the pot and let that rest till the barley was done. Then I added the barley and served - oh boy what a treat!!
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*The meat stock in question was roasted pork, veal and beef bones cooked @200f for 40hrs. with leek greens, onion, garlic, carrot, celery and herbs.

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Post by dc2123 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm

Looks delicious Mike. 40 hours roasting bones!!??

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Question; I have been looking for resources on foraging mushrooms. Does anyone have any good ones? I know going with someone with experienced is best, and I am trying to join a community meetup group in the meantime.

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Post by Intension » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:25 am

dc2123 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Looks delicious Mike. 40 hours roasting bones!!??

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Question; I have been looking for resources on foraging mushrooms. Does anyone have any good ones? I know going with someone with experienced is best, and I am trying to join a community meetup group in the meantime.
Where are you located?
Chef deShroom - Forest to Fork
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the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony."
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Post by dc2123 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 am

Intension wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:25 am
dc2123 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Looks delicious Mike. 40 hours roasting bones!!??

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Question; I have been looking for resources on foraging mushrooms. Does anyone have any good ones? I know going with someone with experienced is best, and I am trying to join a community meetup group in the meantime.


Where are you located?
Philadelphia, mount airy to be exact.
Very close to Wissahickon Park.

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Post by Intension » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:56 am

Check around facebook there are large amounts of mushroom ID groups, many of them are rather regional.

Look into any mycological societies nearby as well.
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the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony."
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Mike9
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Post by Mike9 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:42 pm

dc2123 wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Looks delicious Mike. 40 hours roasting bones!!??
No - after roasting the bones I put them in a stock pot with cold water, mirepoix, garlic and herbs and that goes for 40 hrs. I use a digital temp controller with probe on a hot plate. Dorkfood to be exact.

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Post by JustinP » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:47 am

Mmmmmmmmushrooms. Not fresh, just rehydrated porcinis and store bought criminis piled on top of a pork chop (yeah, it's hiding under there :D)

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Post by Carter » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:58 pm

First morels of the season found today on the property. Hoping for many more in the coming weeks!

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Post by Carter » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:01 pm

Chanterelles are in full season, we have been harvesting them for a few weeks. Monica came back from her nightly wine walk on our property with these beauties! We honestly get so many, it is hard to use them all. Chanterelles are not supposed to be one of the better dried mushrooms, but we are going to put several batches in the dehydrator this year and see how it goes.

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Post by cliff » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:27 pm

Holy moly! Beautiful!!

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Post by nakneker » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Went out with a few mushroom lovers today. Found a few good edibles and lots of non edibles. The Arizona mountains are in the middle of the monsoons. Here’s some Pics.
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Post by shevitz » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:01 am

this year I'm not jealous. I have collected 40 lbs of Porcini's and probably 5 lbs of lobster mushrooms. I've gotten a few lbs of oysters as well. I'm still hunting but the rains have stopped and the mushrooms have stopped for the moment.

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Re: Mushroom season is on!!

Post by nakneker » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:05 am

Yeah, the rains stopped here too. It was good for a bit. I went out Sunday and found some oysters, lobsters, Porcinis and a couple chanterelles, I also found some giant cauliflower mushrooms but got to them too late

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Post by Carter » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 am

We got these a couple of days ago on our property....there are many many more. We have had a great chanterelle crop this year. I am harvesting some and chopping them up and spreading to some other areas of the property...we started doing that a few years ago and are now getting mushrooms in places they had not grown before.

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