We live in the coolest place! As the weather cools, the mushrooms come back up again. We love this time of year! This weekend, while I worked, Josh took Emma and Wyatt up into the mountains to fish and look for mushrooms, and elderberries.
The fish they were after were the Kokanee, and they had all swam up into the creeks to spawn where they were not legal to fish for. So no fish were caught.
Luckily, the Chantrelles are up so they did not come home empty handed. Josh and the kids harvested about a gallon and a half. I am not the biggest Chantrelle fan ever, however Josh and the girls will literally fry up an entire pan of mushrooms and happily eat them by themselves with a little butter and Bragg Seasoning.
Much more exciting to me, they also found some Rishi type (we think ganoderma oregonense) mushrooms!! We have never found this mushroom before in the Cascades although we have been told they are there. Josh plans to take them to the Yachats mushroom festival this weekend to make sure of our ID. I can hardly wait to make medicine out of them!