Friday, October 17, 2014

FORAGING OCT 13, 2014


Camden, Forest Park ~


Honey Mushroom ~

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Hen of the Woods ~

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Late Autumn Oyster ~

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Can be found from first frost in mid-October to hard freeze mid-December. It is quite distinctive, often bluish or greenish yellow with yellowish gills and a well defined stub-like stalk.
It is also quite tough. It also dried well, and provides a decidedly chewy experience incorporated into hearty stews. Shall we say that its bitter flavor lends itself well to robust sauces, like burgundy or tomato, or both!

Elm Oyster ~ Hypsizygus ulmarius

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Thia was found on an earlier trip in the found yard of "Clowning Around" camp in the ADK

Gray tooth ~ Phellodon melaleucus


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The flesh of all members of the genus Phellodon is tough and somewhat leathery; it becomes 'corky' when it dries (and develops a distinct spicy smell



Monday, May 5, 2014

Maybe I'm back?

Well after a frustrating time of trying to post with a very outdated computer...I finally gave up. But now I have a new machine but alas no Photoshop which I was using to process photo before internet publication. We'll see how it goes

Monday, April 28, 2014

WHAT I PUT UP IN 2013

WHAT I PUT UP IN 2013 
Apple Sauce - 11 pts, 11 half pts, 2 small
Beef Cubes - 6 pints
Brandied Cran-Sauce - 11 half pints
Brandied Pears- 1 qrt, 3 pts
Cinnamon Apple Rings - 4 pints
Grape Jelly- 4 pints, 1 small
Pickled Garlic Scapes - 2 pts
Grape leaves - 2 qrts
Snap Beans - 12 pints
Strawberry jam - 3 pints, 3 half pints
Strawberry Basalmic jam - 6 half pints

TOTAL 78 JARS

Frozen3 pints garlic scapes
1 pint chives
1 pint basil
1 pint dill