Finding chanterelle mushrooms in the backyard feels like home:
At least, it feels like my previous home in N/C Florida, where I used to regularly find chanterelles at this time of the year.
After seeing my video, Michelle wrote me to say:
“Loved that video on Chantrelle Mushrooms! Thank you!!!
We went right out and found 20, then later found about another 20 more!!
Made an omlette with some and some greens… mayan spinach/chaya, moringa, true leaf, tulsi, longevity spinach so healthy & delicious!
Today sauted up in eggs with skunk vines, and tulsi – super healthy!!
Do you guys like skunk vine? I think it and spanish needles/biden needles are two of the most unappreciated plants in Florida! They grow everywhere here. Love free food!”
She also attached these chanterelle and cooking photos:
Looks amazing. Though I have not eaten skunk vine, if I find some in the wild I will give it a try. Invasive plants are often good edibles.
As for chanterelles, I will keep my eyes open for other patches. Once you find a tree they grow around, you can check back regularly to find more when weather conditions are right. So far, I have found two trees hosting chanterelles, though not in any great quantity. As our new property has thirty acres of land, chances are good I’ll find more soon. Especially with all the rain we’ve had during and since Hurricane Sally.
If you want to learn more about mushroom foraging, I have a list of my favorite books here.