Friday, July 3, 2009

New addition to the market this weekend- CHANTERELLES

The first of the summer chanterelles are here!!!!!

The summer chanterelles grow on pacific coast under sitka spruce trees in the spray of the ocean.
They are bright orange, almost florescent. This time of year the fog helps bring them on; they tend to sprout in the drip line around the trees. Though more expensive then the fall crop, savor these special mushroom morsels for their firm flesh and small perfect appearance. These are a far cry from the big moist fall chanties. Serving idea- a warm salad of sauteed chanterelles tossed with purslane, sea beans, sweet young walla wallas, and a light mustard viniagrette.

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