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Discussion Starter · #41 · (Edited)
Central OH - Franklin County

A morning trip into Chanterelle Heaven today and I returned with these below. They were fresh from the woods, and clean enough for me to just put them in a paper grocery bag, cover with another paper grocery bag and into the refrigerator.

I brought enough home for two dinners.

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Orange Milky Cap (Lacterius) below in good condition.
I've never eaten them, but I see/read online that many do. Anyone here eaten these?

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Lots of Ringless Honey - past their prime.

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Hocking County OH

Chanterelles again today, Sunday, in Hocking county. They have had sufficient moisture to get to their largest size for these -- fist sized ones that call out to you from long distances in the woods.

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This is a beautiful Bay Bolete. I did the tongue test - not a Bitter Bolete like the one at the spring Thursday, post # 40, above - also sitting on moss. It was the only one up to that point and so I didn't take it home with me. I have only one woods where I can find lots of these Bay Boletes at the same time.

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I took the opportunity to cruise past some cliffs where, during Morel Season, I lodged a nice Buck Deer 8 point rack and skull -- not wanting to trapse around in the woods with it. (pic from April just below)
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Well!! I'll be! It was still there in the crevice in the cliff and I placed a 'shroom beside it before taking this pic below, today.

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The Chanterelle season is getting long, but still going. Hocking is, in the spring, 5 days or so ahead of Central OH.

Adventures await, in the woods. 馃槑 馃尀
 

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Chanterelle & Shrimp Risotto, tonight, Tuesday.

Simple ingredients, below: Risotto Rice (Arborio), Uncooked frozen Shrimp, Chants & Onion, Chicken Broth (not shown).

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The more stirring in the cook of the Arborio rice, the creamier the texture of the Risotto.

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Looked good . . . Tasted even bettert! I'm eating a small night-time reheat of leftovers as I post this (even down to the glass of wine!! ha!)

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Go ahead . . . treat yourself . . . you deserve some good time out in the woods!! Ha!
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Chanterelle & Shrimp Risotto, tonight, Tuesday.

Simple ingredients, below: Risotto Rice (Arborio), Uncooked frozen Shrimp, Chants & Onion, Chicken Broth (not shown).

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The more stirring in the cook of the Arborio rice, the creamier the texture of the Risotto.

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Looked good . . . Tasted even bettert! I'm eating a small night-time reheat of leftovers as I post this (even down to the glass of wine!! ha!)

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Go ahead . . . treat yourself . . . you deserve some good time out in the woods!! Ha!
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Why is my mouth watering at 10:29 in the morning?
 

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Chanterelle Sweet Potato Hash for lunch.

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Pretty basic ingredients above.

The size of the cuts make it quick to cook

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Chanterelles and Sweet Potatoes compliment each other (to my taste).

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Central OH - Franklin County

A morning trip into Chanterelle Heaven today and I returned with these below. They were fresh from the woods, and clean enough for me to just put them in a paper grocery bag, cover with another paper grocery bag and into the refrigerator.

I brought enough home for two dinners.

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Orange Milky Cap (Lacterius) below in good condition.
I've never eaten them, but I see/read online that many do. Anyone here eaten these?

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Lots of Ringless Honey - past their prime.

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Enjoy the woods. 馃槑 馃尀
I've eaten many of these milkcaps and find them to be very good. I mix them with fresh green beans after sauteing, adding some onion.
 

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cwlake - Thanks for your experience. Sounds worth trying. Now, just waiting for the next opportunity!

Here in Central OH, we had 1.6 inches in two successive days of rain. That means fresh summer adventures await.

Good Summer hunting adventures to all 馃槑 馃尀 馃嵑
 

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Central OH - Franklin County
Friday afternoon - I Returned to "Chanterelle Heaven" woods.

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The recent two days of 1.5 to 2" of rain had a measurable effect. I did not see many new little ones, but it added size to already present Chanterelles in the woods. I should look up what my dates of last Chants were for prior years.

Good luck and good times to all in the woods!! 馃槑 馃尀
 

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Central OH - Franklin County

I found some great Chicken of the Woods. Supremely tender & young. Just right.

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All I wanted was enough for dinner so I left all these.
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On the cutting board below.

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I barbequed them over charcoal. Then corn on the cob and fresh from the garden sliced tomato with a slice of fresh mozzerella and a fresh basil leave - then drizzled with balsamic glaze.

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Central OH - Licking County


Thursday: This is one of 3 varieties of Hericium or Lion's Mane I find in Ohio. I prefer the Pom version, so I can cut it in slices and fry it.

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However this is destined for my dehydrator and then I'm going to powder it. As it is considered a medicinal mushroom I put the powder in pancake batter and on my cold morning cereal, in gravies, etc.


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I have a spot in Franklin County that -- it it yields Lion's Mane again this year, it will be the 7th year in a row. So I'll have to remember this bike ride find above for next year in the early fall.

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jg -
Thanks for sharing that Comb Tooth Coral is one of the common names for Hericium Coralloides. I usually lump the various Hericium all together conversationally as Lion's Mane". I find other common names used also, in other parts of the country or in local usage.

I'm going to find a picture from several years ago that I posted on here and re-post it. It had 3 different types of Hericium that I found on the same day, together on the cutting board. I've seen 2-3 different common names used for each variety.

After drying yesterday's Hericium, I have it in an air tight jar. I'll powder it later.

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Here's a pic below of some of last year's dried Hericium amerinacious on the (right) table beside yesterday's Hericium
coralloides.
I understand they both/all have the same medicinal properties beneficial to nervous system/brain function.

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Well . . . I've though long enough on this now that I seem to recall I decided not to call it "Comb Tooth Coral" because there are other "Coral mushrooms" that are not Hericium.

And . . . Oh Yea! . . . I second that "It's delicious!"

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