Shaggy Mane Hunt – 2010

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This photo is an epic one illustrating the dark side of the force relative to shaggy manes. These things get goopy, black, inky, drippy, disgusting, and look like the dude at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark melting to their doom. And it happens shockingly fast. So the trick to foraging this mushroom is not just knowing where … Read More

Shaggy Parasol Spore Print Verdict

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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

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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

Shaggy Mane Season 2008

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Much like with hunting other things, I got a phonecall. “Hey, there’s Shaggy Manes on my lawn, come by if you want them”. A quick drive into the countryside later, we were picking the season’s first mushrooms – always a happy moment. The patch had quite a variety from already past [as in the photo, already open and black with … Read More

Shaggy Mane Hunt 2007

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05:30 I’m up making somewhat ridiculously strong coffee for our thermal mugs in the car. I don’t care what you’re hunting – coffee at this time of day is requisite. Good friend Yen is up from Calgary, and we’ve set aside this morning to be Shaggy Mane hunting. I was excited, and actually had a hard time sleeping during the … Read More