A tasty wild meal prepared from fresh lake Superior Coho salmon, Yellowfoot Chanterelles (winter chanterelles), Golden Chanterelles and Common Puffballs. […]
Fall mushroom foraging for Yellowfoot Chanterelles, also known as winter mushroom, or Funnel Chanterelle. These fall mushrooms begin to appear in early autumn. Common puffballs, pear shaped puffballs and gem studded puffballs also appear around this time.
Chanterelle Mushrooms is the common name of several species of wild edible mushrooms in the genera Cantharellus. I was lucky to get out with my nephew to forage for wild Chanterelle mushrooms in northern Ontario’s Algoma region, where we live.
Broadleaf Plantain (plantago major) is one of the most common edible backyard weeds that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. There are many broadleaf plantain recipes out there, but the simple ones are the best.
Yellow Trout Lily. There’s something about spring time foraging. The first few plants of the year that emerge, giving you a fresh, wild meal. Also known as Yellow Dog Tooth Violet, this tiny plant is one of the first plants you’ll see emerging in the eastern United States and Canada.
Chaga freshly harvested from the Birch tree needs to be processed before you can make Chaga tea. Processing the Chaga right away is recommended as it is much easier to deal with when fresh than if you let it dry first.
Human use of birch tar, which is made by further reducing the birch oil, dates back thousands of years with evidence of it being used to attach arrowheads, build canoes and even being used as a chewing gum.
Inonotus obliquus, commonly known as Chaga mushroom is a parasitic fungus that grows on living birch trees. The fungus relies on nutrient uptake through the tree in order to grow. When the birch tree dies, so does the fungus.
Morels are probably the most sought after of the wild edible mushrooms. They’re easy to identify, delicious, and plentiful if you look in the right places. They come up in the spring, giving people good reason to get out and enjoy the fresh air after spending the winter months inside
Clusters of these shelf like mushrooms are usually found close to the base of trees, but we’ve also found them up a little higher, which required the use of a long stick to knock them off the trunk.