Sunday, August 5, 2007


A few weeks back a hike on Oregon's misty coast turned into a mushrooming adventure. What a thrill to see them in the wild! First we were met by these oyster mushrooms, later the bright turkey mushroom (which isn't technically a mushroom, i believe), and then, da da dah!, chantrelles. Lots of 'em.

Apparently mycelium, the mushroom's "roots", in a way, rule the world (an honor they share with phytoplankton). This book even shows how they're being used to clean up toxic waste spills.

No recipe, we just sliced them up and gently sauteed them. Mmm mmm, I have seen the light.


Derek said...


Derek said...

Oh yea another blog I read had a great chanterelle recipe the other day. P.S. how are you doing? Hope things are going well. Seems as if they are.