Chanterelles

Glory

Glory

The wooden girls found their very own Chanterelle in the woods...it was somewhat too big for Constance’s picking basket.

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Harvest

Harvest

Help with the harvest…..

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In the Basket

In the Basket

Fortunately the humans brought bigger baskets than the Hittys did.

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Washed

Washed

The girls helped to pick off the fir needles and moss, and then the humans washed the Chanterelles and drained them on a paper towel.

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Dried

Dried

Some of the mushrooms went into the drying basket above the woodstove.

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Pie, Pie and more Pie

Pie, Pie and more Pie

But most of them went into Cream of mushroom soup, Chanterelle and blue cheese pie, and tarts filled with leftover mushroom soup mixed with leftover cheese fondue and an egg. The soup/fondue ones are the boring-looking grey ones. They were in fact extremely delicious!

Thanks to the Hitty friend who took us mushrooming, and to her mother for making the pie crusts. Thanks also to the all the human friends who tolerated the Hitty Help, which is always earnest, though sometimes slow. It was a great weekend, and very nice to harvest the mushrooms in the morning and eat them for Thanksgiving Dinner that afternoon.

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14 thoughts on “Chanterelles

  1. lovely lovely. What a wonderful time you must have had with friends and the girls. Makes my Thanksgiving plans seem positively….mundane!! And now I am hungry for mushroom quiche.

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