And the chanterellesĀ keep giving. A rainy fall day, foraging the woods on Mount Elphinestome, breathing that fresh air and finding golden chanterelles against the beautiful green backdrop of the forest.

Chanterelle mushrooms, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Chanterelle mushrooms, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

Chanterelle mushrooms, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

A dry fry to get the water out and Fay’s your aunt, dinner is served! And yes what would Julia say with the mushrooms touching in the pan.

 

About Cantharellus cibarius

Cantharellus cibarius, commonly known as the chanterelle, golden chanterelle or girolle, is a fungus. It is probably the best known species of the genus Cantharellus, if not the entire family of Cantharellaceae. It is orange or yellow, meaty and funnel-shaped. On the lower surface, underneath the smooth cap, it has gill-like ridges that run almost all the way down its stipe, which tapers down seamlessly from the cap. It emits a fruity aroma, reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste (hence its German name, Pfifferling) and is considered an excellent edible mushroom.

More information:Ā Cantharellus ciborium, Wikipedia