Friday, August 14, 2009
This Week at Foraged and Found Edibles 6/14
Chanterelles have returned. Lobsters mushrooms are on too. Ahh, it is so nice to have shrooms again. I encourage you to enjoy the summer peak mushroom crop while it lasts; the summer shrooms are firmer, smaller and brighter before the autumn rains. Late summer lobster and chanterelle mushrooms are great combined with, another late summer favorite, fresh corn. Corn chowder with chanterelles is a richer version of the classic soup, or try a warm salad of lobster mushrooms and purslane with corn viniagrette.
Blue mountain huckleberries are also at their peak and here for the second week. Out of hand, on your granola, or baked in a dessert, these are undeniably the king of huckleberries. Speaking of hands my favorite way to really savor the essence that is huckleberry is to eat a whole juicy handful at a time - a purple burst of deep tangy sweetness.
Also we will begin selling the 2010 Illustrated Wild Foods Recipe Calendar tomorrow!
See you this weekend!