Mushroom day

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Mushroom day

Post by Farrier1987 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:49 pm

Some rain some heat yesterday and then more rain. Fine weather for mushrooms.

Went out to do chores this morning and under the cedars were some mushrooms I did not know. Came in and looked them up. They say they are one of the best flavor wild mushrooms. Will find out. Parasol mushroom.
http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomparasol.html

Then saw some others. These I know, we called them redtops when I was a kid. Member of the boletus family for sure, King Bolete I think. My personal favorite mushroom. Slice them up and fry in butter with a little salt. Scrumptious. They get bigger than this too but these will be wonderful. Note the collecting vessel? Says PTO on the front, this should add to the flavor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boletus_edulis

Then on the neighbors lawn was a small forest of what I know as field mushrooms. Got about four lbs. They are the wild ones of the same variety they grow in mushroom farms. I think they have more flavor and are certainly much more fun to find than to buy.

Fried eggs and mushrooms for supper I guess.
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Field mushrooms, small unopened, just emerged
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Field mushrooms, the lot
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Redtops. (boletus family)
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Parasol mushroom
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Re: Mushroom day

Post by kenya » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:58 pm

Oh my that looks wonderful, wish I knew what was what, too afraid to pick any on my own.
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Re: Mushroom day

Post by Ontario Chick » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:57 pm

Very jealous, will go looking tomorrow.
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