Photography courtesy of Lowell Washburn, all rights reserved.
Looking for something to do this weekend? You might want to hit the nearest woodland for some fall mushroom hunting. Yea, I know what the date is; but in spite of all that I’m beginning to discover some young and succulent Chicken-of-the-Woods [sulfur] mushrooms. Just emerged and still growing by the second, the mushrooms are soft, tender, and incredibly delicious — simply out of this world. I’ve been slicing them thin and then flash frying or using slices to make spinach & mushroom omelets — a sensational breakfast treat that is guaranteed to get anyone’s day off to a roaring start. Whenever someone asks me which I like best, spring morels or the fall mushroom varieties, I have a pat answer — “Too early to say — Will require a lot more research.”