Thursday, October 7, 2010

Picking Golden Chantrelles

I did read in the Globe that the best Golden Chantrelles come from Northern Saskatchewan but last weekend we picked some mighty fine ones on Vancouver Island. Farewell to the Island now but the mushrooms are coming with us - we dried them for easy transport. What a lovely way to spend time with friends and get something yummy for the pantry.

The best habitat for these mushrooms is where the second cut fir is tall and casting shade. The chantrelles we found were near the first cut forest stumps. The trees are gone now but still giving.

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