Summer Foraging... Post it up!!!

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  1. Badey

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    Some Chanterelles! Smooth Chanterelle -Cantharellus lateritius

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    This is my first time eating chanterelles that I found solo, so I'm taking it slow.

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    I sautéed it in olive oil and finished it with a little salt. It was yummy!

    I have some more in the fridge.
     
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    I wonder why I've never found one . They ought to be in IN if they in PA.
     
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    I found these by an oak patch near a stream.

    I did some reading about them, and they seem to particularly like oaks, and they seem to like lower-lying areas.

    I've hiked a lot this summer, and these are the first smooth Chanterelles I've seen.
     
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    These red huckleberries have been showing up sporadically in the woods for the last couple of weeks. It seems like there are always some early bushes and then the forest explodes with them and they're everywhere. I'm expecting that any time now.

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    Milkweed pod!

    I really try to encourage milkweed growth on my property, so this is probably the only pod I'll eat this year.

    The seed fluff is the tastiest part, IMO. The pod is tasty too, but the fluff is really tender, and has a sweetness to it.

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    I always forget about the pods til it's too late
    . I enjoy the shoots but never had the pod . Same with the young cat tail heads supposed to be really good while green before turning fluffy .
    The accomplished forager has to hike his AO a couple times a week IMHO not only for finding the optimum stage but also to beat the squirrels rabbits and deer .
     
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    I snacked on a few Oregon grapes yesterday. They're too tart to eat a lot of, but I always try to eat few when I run across them.

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    O.k., these aren't wild, but I look forward to them every year...
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    These are Fry variety bronze muscadines. I started with 2 vines of these and 2 vines of Ison's black muscadines about 4 years ago. The bronze variety has more sugar content and a bit less of the musky taste. The black variety is sweet enough to eat off the vine, but more of the unique taste that "is muscadine". There WILL be jelly!
     
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    As tart as they are, they make a damn good jelly.
     
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    • Black berries and high brush cranberries

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    first time finding elderberries:

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    Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus.

    And, yes, it does indeed taste like chicken.

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    Amanita jacksonii or American caesar’s mushroom

    I had seen these before and some will pop up in my yard each year on rare occasions….well of course when I finally decide to eat some, I couldn’t find them! I’ve let some try to grow more but the squirrels get to them quick. Finally spotted some today in the woods and snatched them up. Very pretty and looks like little cherry tomatoes when they’re young

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    Sliced up with a drizzle of olive oil, some lemon and a little salt and pepper….unbelievably delicious! Nice firm texture and smooth with a mild taste

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