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Mushroom season starting here..

 
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Hello

Mushroom season is off and running here in remote SE Alaska. Being a warm rain forest in the summer, we have a huge diverse quanity of mushrooms here.. everything from Aminita's to Bolets grows in quanity here.

To kick off the season here, yesterday I found a huge patch of Puffballs.. These are not the huge ones that someplaces get in the Lower 48, these are generally about the size of your thumb. but what they lack in size, they make up for in quanity.

take a peek...



i only had a small ice cream bucket in the car, but here is a pic of what they look like up close...



there are a couple of small chantrels mixed in.. but you get the Idea..

I put up about 50 gallons of mushrooms every year, and will be posting in this catagory often as the opportunity arises...

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How do you "put them up"?  Do you dry them?
 
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yes sir... I dry them, can them, cook and bag them, cook them and add to sauce then bag them or can.. take your pick...

my favorite way is to dry them, then grind them in my spice grinder, and take the ground mushrooms and place into an empty spice shaker, and put on the top of the stove to shake them into just about everything... baked potatos, vegies, especially eggs and omlets... a little goes a very long ways... but it takes a lot of mushrooms ground up to fill a large spice shaker also..
 
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