Wild Mushrooms: had to go back for more

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms7 Comments

How I got to my 30’s without knowing the wild agaricus genus of mushroom, I will never know. Agaricus Bisporus is the button mushroom you find at the box stores – so are criminis and portabellos. Agaricus Campestris [seen here, and posted about yesterday], whose common name is ‘field mushroom’ is a still-wild relative. It will be added to my … Read More

Urban Mushroom Foray

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Kevin TV, Mushrooms11 Comments

I’ve been humbled. I knew I didn’t know much when it came to local mushroom – I tend to focus on what I know to be safe: shaggy parasols and shaggy manes – but I didn’t realize what I knew was simply a blip in the insanely geeky, mysterious, intriguing, and often tasty world of wild mushrooms. Last night was … Read More

Blanched Dandelions

KevinForaging, From the Garden, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Shoulder Season Gardening, Spring Veg, Vegetables6 Comments

I’m starting to see dandelions as the single-most misunderstood wild food. People spend much time eradicating their robust roots from their monoculture of lawn. They spend money on toxic pesticides and various pieces of equipment designed specifically aimed at waging war on the dandelion. As I have in the past, I will offer the ultimate solution: eat them. Only this … Read More

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