Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mushroom Hunting

We went to an enchanting forest, with hopes of finding some edibles. Alas, there weren't any.
Bindi was pretty excited to go! She got out of the car and ran around the parking lot. After a few calls she came back and had to wear a leash until she calmed down. It's park rules to have dogs leashed. But since we didn't see any other people or dogs, we bent the rules a bit, since ours are pretty well behaved.
This must be where the king of the forest holds court with the faeries and other magical forest residents!

One of my hobbies is to find edible mushrooms, if you read this blog you know I'm a total mushroom aficionado. With what groceries are these days, free food tastes even sweeter, and our recreational activities revolve around what our tax dollars already supply. We have some nice parks and reserves, although you aren't able to collect in reserves and preserves, state parks are fair game. I have had really good luck finding edibles right here at home. Don't worry about me dying folks, if I were really dumb I'd have wiped out my whole family by now. Taxonomy is the way to survive. It's my mantra, be sure of what it is, then eat. And cook thoroughly!

This little mushroom may be a Cavalier, or Man on Horseback, found under white pines and apple trees. I might cook a tiny piece and try it, since I am almost certain it is that. If you don't hear from me I am in mushroom heaven!! HA! Bon Weekend!

1 comment:

Peng Peng said...

yes, that is an enchanted forest! i think all forests are :)

the mushroom names are adorable! ("Man on horseback", so cute :)

glad u had a nice weekend with the crew! xoxo