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Entries Tagged as 'foraging'

Mushrooms seem to be everywhere

October 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments · General, local food

If you’re looking for mushroom eating and cooking advice, you’d better look elsewhere. I could take or leave mushrooms as food. But learning I had chanterelles in my front yard earlier this year raised my mushroom consciousness, so I thought I’d share with you examples of mushrooms available around my neighborhood, all shot since Sept. […]

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Ornamental quince create cooking puzzle

October 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments · local food, recipes

Bring me your quince recipes. Please! My latest foraging score is my neighbor’s quince, which I’ve determined is not real quince but, rather, ornamental quince. (As an indication of my lack of quince sophistication, the ornamental variety is the only one I previously knew about.) I think it’s Pseudocydonia, however, rather than Chaenomeles (aka Japonica), […]

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Yard produces greens, mushrooms for the asking

June 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Food selection, local food

Lucky for me, Bob Bruce rang my doorbell this afternoon to ask if he could harvest the mushrooms in my yard. I recognized Bob from the Wakarusa Valley Farm and the Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance. I readily agreed to his harvest, as I’m not much of a mushroom person. Besides, he offered to give me […]

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