Shaggy Parasol Powder

KevinForaging, From the Garden, From The Wild, Mushrooms7 Comments

I imagine most of you have tired of hearing about shaggy parasols by now. I forgive you. But I absolutely must mention one of my coolest new pantry items: shaggy parasol powder. A friend mentioned using dried morels as a powder, and a light bulb went on. I still had some of these left, not really knowing what to do … Read More

Shaggy Parasols – in November

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms5 Comments

I don’t quite get it. I must be doing something right.  It’s likely just the year. I not only got a serious feed of these in July, then again in September, but then they came again in…November??? Just to be clear, they’re all from my small city lot, and I didn’t try to grow these – they grow ‘wild’. They … Read More

Shaggy Parasols – September 2010

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms2 Comments

I recently reviewed my posts to check the time of year these guys had appear in my back yard in the past, and it turns out  they tend to make an appearance once in July, then again in September. Well. It’s September, and here they are. The big cap in the photo weighs a half-pound. The entirety weighed in at … Read More

Shaggy Parasol Spore Print Verdict

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms5 Comments

About 5 hrs into the wait for my ‘supposed’ shaggy parasol mushroom to leave a spore print, I hopped online to check what I might be looking for. If you trust Wikipedia, their info on these mushrooms says “The gills and spore print are both white in colour.” Perhaps more importantly, it goes on to explain the print of the … Read More

Shaggy Parasol Tasting Notes

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms1 Comment

I’m resolved to get educated about this one. My mom’s huge fan, and picked them from our neighbour’s lawn when I was a teen. A small crop grew under my apple tree earlier in the year – and another couple popped up this week. Look at the SIZE!?!?…I couldn’t resist. Tasting notes: far more standard ‘mushroom’ flavor profile than the … Read More