Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giant Delicious Mushrooms in Gainesville Florida

In early August the grand children and I were exploring some forest near our house in Gainesville, Florida.  During our walk we discovered giant mushrooms!  After checking with Dr. James Kimbrough, a retired University of Florida mycologist, who declared them edible, we washed the mushrooms, cut them in pieces, parboiled them, drained off the water, added butter and spices, and were treated to a new food.

Mirin and Rose with giant mushrooms
Rose and Mirin holding amazing giant edible mushrooms.

They had a firm texture and a mild taste.  Overall, they were really good!  Also appearing now are chanterelles, and our favorite - the orange capped Lacterius hygrophoroides.

If anyone knows the name of this mushroom, please let me know by e-mailing me.

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