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Wild mushrooms pie with traditional sausage and cheese

One of the first mushrooms my dad showed me when I was little were Russulas or Brittle Gill family.  Those mushrooms took me a few years to identify them and choose the eatable ones correctly. Most of the people foraging don’t take these mushrooms. They think that are not very tasty. Most of the Brittle… Continue reading Wild mushrooms pie with traditional sausage and cheese

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“Iutari” – The Romanian name for Lactarius piperatus

These mushrooms I discovered a few years back. I didn’t eat them when I was a child. Not even my parents. My dad found about them when I was an adult and then cooked them for us and show us how good they are. When we couldn’t find any other mushrooms these were the ones… Continue reading “Iutari” – The Romanian name for Lactarius piperatus

Maine dish, Photography

Chanterelles with sour cream

I am crazy about wild mushrooms, so have patience with me. I love to find them in the woods and to cook them. My satisfaction is when I find them, not when I buy them. This love for foraging was transmitted by my parents since I was a child. Now I am passing this love… Continue reading Chanterelles with sour cream

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Chanterelle

One of my favorite wild mushrooms are Chanterelles. They tend to grow in mossy coniferous forests and among grasses and low-growing herbs. They have a funnel shape and are orange or yellow. Chanterelles have a distinctive taste and aroma. Chanterelles are high in Vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin D. We eat them with sour cream,… Continue reading Chanterelle

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Wild garlic

When you say spring all I can think about it is wild garlic. Fresh from the garden or the forest, these leaves are my favorite for a pesto. Forget about basil. Go bold, go wild and make a wild garlic pesto. It is also known as ramsons, buckrams, broad-leaved garlic, wood garlic, bear leek, or bear's garlic. I use the leaves in… Continue reading Wild garlic

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Lactarius deliciosus – simply divine

They are definitely delicious, like the name. They are one of my favorite wild mushrooms. Is an autumn species best sought in pine forests, where it sometimes occurs in large groups, especially where is very humid. They need lots of rain. They have a bright orange color and when you cut them have an orange… Continue reading Lactarius deliciosus – simply divine

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Wonders of the forest

I love spending time with my family in the nature. You have clean air, organic food just in front of you and you do sports. I am teaching my 4 years old son about forest, hills, wild berries and wild mushrooms. With wild mushrooms will be a long teaching process. He needs to learn to… Continue reading Wonders of the forest