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Monday, September 15, 2008

honey mushroom



The honey mushroom is here and its abundant. This wild edible is woodsy in the stalk but the cap is tasty, some say it is similar to the shitake and others just dont like it.



The honey mushroom is great cooked a while, like 15 minutes or so, and then pureed into a sauce or mixed in with mashed potatoes for an added flavor kick. As ususal I like to let them dry and then I crumble them into soups and omelettes. I still have some wine caps dried and in the freezer left over from spring and I also have some oyster mushrooms from New Mexico hanging around somewhere. I think its time for a wild mushroom melange of some sort. I always take the easy way and make lasagna lets see if I break out of my patterns.

14 comments:

Mandi said...

I LOVE mushrooms!!!!!!

buffalodickdy said...

I've got a neat little cookbook that describes the popular shrooms, and includes a few recipes about every one of them.. Never done much with fall varieties..

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never heard of honey mushrooms. They sound interesting!

TavoLini said...

You know, it sounds boring, but a homemade cream of mushroom soup is one of my all time favorite ways to use a variety of mushrooms. I'm excited to see what you make.

ayamlin said...

Hello! what a coincidence!
I got some mushrooms like your picture and now I'm drying them:)
afer drying them it smells much better than before:)

pinknest said...

oh they look byoootiful!! so what are you making? mushroom polenta! i can't wait for fall foods.

Urban Vegan said...

Gotta' try these....never heard of them, despite the fact that Kennett Square/, a town near Philly, is one of the biggest (if not THE biggest) mushroom producer in the US.

Michelle Ann said...

Never heard of the honey mushroom...but I love them all, especially in risotto.

Bina said...

I love mushrooms. I don't that I've ever seen those kind, cause usually I just see the ones that look like little "dick heads" in my flower gardens! LOL And no, I've never tasted those!

doggybloggy said...

mandi: you and me both

buffalo: sounds like a neat little book

the blonde duck: they actually grow in the spring and the fall

tavolini: cream of mushroom, coming right up, its one of my favorites

pinknest: mushroom polenta, coming right up too...

urban vegan: pennsylvannia is the mushroom capitol, I have driven around the kutztown areas to visit some of the growers

michelle ann: mushroom risotto, not coming right up, I cant get my risotto chops down, I make icky risotto...

bina: those little dick heads are morels if I remember what you said from the spring...

buffalodickdy said...

Hey! I guy just gave me a pretty nice puff ball mushroom! Fresh, and decent size & weight!

doggybloggy said...

buff: sweet, its the abalone of mushrooms to me...

Slip said...

Bumper crop this fall. I picked a couple of bushels. We had a few cold nights and I want to go hunting.My best bud and I spent the last three days getting the tree stands ready and trimming done in the shooting lanes. Got the bow tuned up and I am shooting well!
For lunch yesterday I did venison steaks , baked fresh Detroit red potatoes from the garden in tin foil,a garden salad, and baked beans in the crock all on the Weber grille.

Emiline said...

I want some shrooms.

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