TAD Posted April 6, 2009 Share Posted April 6, 2009 I am seeing this sunshine and my mind is wandering to the cascade mountain range. The black morels should be busting up from the ground in the next 3-4 weeks. I like to try and get enough put up so my family can have a great morel feed once a month. I will sometimes find some spring boletes and they are really good. The corals mushrooms are supposed to be good but I dont know enough about them and dont trust my knowledge enough to eat them. Around here in the Willamette valley I find the yellow morels in April but dont care for them enough to make a huge effort for them. They seem to be out and about under the cottonwoods around the Willamette and the Columbia rivers. I remember finding buckets of them one day, we were fishing the multnomah channel for spring chinook and had to go to shore to relive ourselves and they were everywhere. In the fall I find all the chanterelles a person could ever want and matsutake, boletes, angel wings, chicken of the woods, oysters i am sure I am forgetting some of the ones I find but that is the bulk of them for the fall. In winter January -february I go get Oregon white truffles. I make enough truffle butter to last me a year. I didn't get a chance to go last year but had enough from the previous year to get me through. I just couldn't give any away like I usually do. The only other thing I put up is canned tuna, well that and if I am lucky enough to deer or an elk. Sorry about the long post. I kinda just got on a roll. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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