Mushroom Hunting

After watching several people post pictures of their success with mushroom hunting, I thought that it was time for us to give it a try. Mushroom hunters can be a quirky group (as most of us also are in some ways), who are very protective and secretive about their mushroom hot spots. Luckily I had a few friends who gave me some leads and some tips on how to find Chanterelles. We headed out towards Alsea Falls a few weeks ago on a rainy day, and we were successful. The kids were whiny with hiking in the rain at first, but once Chris struck gold, the kids were giddy and ready to hunt!

We went home and cooked pasta and chanterelles. Even though Chanterelles are pretty distinct and have special features, I have to admit that I was relieved when we all woke up the next morning :). You definitely don’t want to eat the wrong mushroom. We look forward to making a tradition out of this in the fall!

Audra - November 11, 2013 - 2:11 pm

I want to come too :).

kim - November 11, 2013 - 10:42 pm

So fun! We went hunting for chanterelles this fall for the first time, too. We had awesome luck on Mary’s Peak two weekends in October, coming home with quite the haul both times. Mushroom hunting is such a fantastic family activity; it will definitely become an autumn tradition for us, too. If you still have more to cook up, chanterelle omelets and chanterelle risotto were our favorites!

kara - November 12, 2013 - 10:18 pm

Audra, I am guessing that there isn’t a lot of mushroom hunting in Texas :)
Kim, we should have a day time adventure next year! Ooh… we never did omelets. We just did rice/chicken and pasta, but I will have to try those!!