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Monday, May 11, 2009

wine caps




There were mushrooms as far as the eye could see.



This oyster mushroom is from the woodsy place.



There were violets all over the woodsy place so we took some home and made this, thanks to Ciao Chow Linda.

36 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

So happy to see you getting some results from your foraging - especially the violets!! Thanks for the shout-out.

Marjie said...

I have violets in my yard. Never thought of eating them, however. Glad you had fungus fun!

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent foraging - a violet jelly is neat and hope you'll be making something delicious with those oyster mushrooms!

buffalodick said...

Looks like your work paid off... Good score!

lisaiscooking said...

Great find! How are you going to use those oyster mushrooms?

Pam said...

I think foraging for mushrooms would be fun and delicious.

doggybloggy said...

linda: hey thank-you for opening my eyes

marjie: yeah I woulda' never thunk - go check out ciao chow lindas recipe

5 star: I am impressed with the vilet jelly violet color - I am unsure what to make

buff: diligence thats what it takes

lisais: I am open for suggestions...

doggybloggy said...

pam: you snuck right by me - foraging is fun and all it really is is going for a walk with a purpose...

duodishes.com said...

You've got good stuff in your backyard. :) Not sure if we could come up with the same goodies in our neighborhood.

Pavithra said...

wow that mushrooms are looking so fresh and great... Voilets are looking so beautiful

Reeni♥ said...

You struck gold! Is that the most you've ever collected at one time? Love the violet jelly!

TavoLini said...

good finds! How's the violet jelly? fascinating--I've never heard of anything like it.

Leela said...

You've manifested some great skills here. Not only do you know your mushrooms, you can also walk, talk coherently, and tape yourself at the same time. :)

How do you store your mushrooms without them turning slimy in the fridge too soon?

Bina said...

Okay, so those top ones are called wine caps? They are ALL over my back yard and I lowered the mower to mulch them all up. It could be what my puppy has been eating that has made him have the runs the past days. I wonder if that could happen. That little "shit for brains" will eat whatever is in the back yard; leaves, flowers, grass, bugs, mushrooms.

Bina said...

Okay, I guess I meant the second picture. Looks like I can't see the first picture for some reason.

doggybloggy said...

duo: and to think this is in Manhattan - I bet there are things all around you..

pavithra: the violets are such a cool thing...

reeni: actually for the wine cap mushrooms this is about normal - they have 2 growing seasons - now and again in the fall

tavolini: the violet jelly is cool - not much on flavor but ALL color and a great color at that!

leela: all that and I still cant sing row row your boat in a group... I leave them out to air dry - they rehydrate nicely

bina: they look like portobellas - do they have a copper top and a black or dark purple gills and are they rather large?

Anette said...

Thanks for taking us with you on your expedition! you look very happy with all your mushrooms!

Jenn said...

Those violets look so beautiful.

Great finds with the mushrooms. The endless possibilities of dishes you can make with those.

Nice job!

The Blonde Duck said...

The violets are cute!

urban vegan said...

When I first saw the title, I thought your post would be about what to do with all those wine corks that tend to accumulate....You could make a wreath. Or a trivet. Or you could just go out and pick mushrooms.

Sweta said...

Wow-a mushroom fest!!I hope your next post has something to do with mushrooms(hopefully with no baking involved);p

doggybloggy said...

anette: this is what I live for....

jenn: violets are my new best friends...you gotta pick em now they disappear quickly

TBD: these little flowers are right up your alley

urban: I guess I could also make a lei...

sweta: I made pizzas already but I always make pizzas....some kind of ravioli maybe....

Tanya Kristine said...

whoa...i loved the video (banana is cute) and i love the mushrooms. are they magic?

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

awesome violets!!! So whats coming with the mushrooms???

pinknest said...

Wow, spectacular!! So jealous about all your mushrooms. What are you going to make?

Pooja said...

Wow so many fresh mushrooms! The violets look pretty too :)

doggybloggy said...

tanya: magic in what way?

ramya: clueless - I am tired of the same old lasagna I always make - any ideas?

pinknest: I want to make pastes and reductions but I dont know what to put them on...

pooja: these mushrooms dry fast - which is a good thing because then there is no slimy...so fresh is gone quickly.

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Okay...maybe I will go foraging...you do you know between a poisoness one and a edible one?

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

WOW. That's all I have to say.

Jeff said...

Awesome find! I found nothing again this weekend :-(

Oh yeah I have violets all over my yard and I am going to give it a shot.

Elle said...

What a great find! All those mushrooms close to home. The violets remind me of spring when I was little. There was a path down to a creek and the violets grew thick and purple.

snugs said...

it's bad enough that there are no mushrooms here, especially when you go all mushroom obessed every year. Now I want some violets, that jelly looks too pretty to eat but I am dying to try it.

Mo Diva said...

thats awsome. I did some research because there are lots of mushrooms at the park near by house and after some research I came to find that a few of the ones I saw were poisonous but the rest were good eats... but since lots of doggies roam the area, i will just buy mine at the grocery store. Im jealous though.

Grace said...

there are mushrooms growing all over the place in our woods in virginia, but i wouldn't even know where to begin as far as knowing whether they're edible or not. and that's a wonderful use for violets that i've never seen!

Jill said...

wow

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Thanks for the 101 on mushroom foraging last night - it was a revelation for me. Great to meet you!

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