Yesterday we finally found some oyster mushrooms. We were driving on one of our favorite dirt roads and because of a road closed sign, we went straight instead of turning left. Well, that worked out very well for us. I was scanning the dead fall and all of a sudden I saw what I was looking for! A big white clump of fresh oyster mushrooms! Jim snapped it off and we were both surprised how heavy it was! I'm sure it weighed over a pound. So now we knew we had to scope out the area to see if there were any more.
Yes! There were these.....that we'll go back and get in a day or so.
And these....that are a little past prime, but probably still okay.
We took them home and I knew I was going to cook them up for supper. I caramelized some Vidalia onions, toasted a couple ciabatta buns and grated some tasty Wisconsin cheese and topped it off with these wonderful mushrooms. Oooh, so good!
Then the strangest thing happened. While I was cooking, I looked out the window and there growing on one of our trees were OYSTER MUSHROOMS! I couldn't believe my eyes!
This morning Jim got out the pole pruner and knocked these bad boys down.
It's supposed to be cool tomorrow so it will be a perfect day to make some type of wild rice dish and load it up with mushrooms.
Thank you Mother Nature.