Summer Chanterelles, a gift from the forest.

Irma Brandt was the lucky forager several weeks ago. I'll let her tell you about it. “It’s been pretty dry on the Mendonoma coast, not much fog and no fog drip. But we did get rainfall that sent me exploring in the forest. The top layer of forest debris looks parched, but moving the duff proved that the soil underneath was holding some moisture, enough to find a few scattered Cantharellus roseocanus, the dense, meaty, delicious summer chanterelle. It was like looking for truffles – nothing above ground.”

Summer Chanterelles, Cantharellus roseocanus, by Irma BrandtFinding edible mushrooms is always a treat! Thanks to Irma for allowing me to share her photo with you here.