Around here Fall = Mushrooms!
This one is mine. I found this beauty and two others while heading out of Fort Stevens the other day. I actually spotted them from the car. I love porcini’s just for that reason. They grow in meadows, brush and under trees. They are picture-perfect.
We also went for chanterelles a few weeks ago and brought home a bunch. Ms O was totally into it.
She had so much fun. We even initiated one of Augie’s little school buddies. I still think his mom never cooked them up and thinks we’re a little weird because we were so excited by our bounty, but that’s okay.
Overall, I think people are afraid of mushrooms. You really do have to be careful of what you find, but a little research is all it takes to bring home $14.99/lb flavor for free! If you’d like to start hunting for your own, I highly recommend these books. The author, David Arora is a little freaky, but funny. Our copies are well worn and purchased several times over because we’ve left them in the field many times.