Was out cycling today and these grabbed my eye

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  1. Hacendado

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    They go great in an omelet. I also like to put some oil and onions on the pan, when the onion gets golden, put mushrooms on it and when they get tender I put some tomatoes over it.
    Of course, add hot peppers, salt and any other spice as you like :)

    I find these quite often.
    I think it is Paneolus antillarium.
     
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    Score Jeff :clap:

    I'm interested in your thoughts on the taste of those beautiful Boletus. :) I have yet to dry any and then prepare them, I hear they are good that way to.

    enjoy.

    I see things popping up here too, time to go hunting again :woot::mushroom: Rains came early this year, should be a great season.
     
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    Turned into a nice little thread of everyones early fall fungi, thought everyone would take a quick look at the ink caps and it would go quiet.

    I'm going out cycling again tonight in the middle of the night so i am out in the countryside when the sun rises, i'm making sure i have some sort of breathable protective container just incase
     
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    I found all these just in my yard, now I know very little outside of things I've grown, the only wild things I've eaten were cyans, various Gymnopilus, some cubes, and once up north I ate some fresh wild ovoids . That being said I have no idea what these are, especially the little blue ones , I just find them all so interesting to watch, the little blue ones were up this morning at daylight and are nothing more than a memory 4 hours later. 052013132757.jpg 052013132820.jpg 052013132829.jpg 052013133107.jpg 052013133136.jpg 052013133222.jpg 052013133259.jpg 062813073337.jpg 062813073349.jpg 062813073453.jpg 062813185001.jpg 062813185010.jpg 062813185401.jpg 062813185408.jpg
     
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    Blue one looks very trippy
     
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    They have never been there before, I bought some pine bark mulch this year, I think they came with it. I find them quite pretty :)
     
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    it is one of those colours that when you have eaten the psilo seems to pulse at you
     
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    It sort of does it in real life all the time, my camera didn't capture how blue they really are in the early morning light.
     
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    It might be bioluminescent
     
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    I shall have to investigate that possibility, never thought to go look BEFORE the sun was up. I get up that early everday, will start checking.
     
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    If it had not been for those amazing glowing pics from psicy and jeff i wouldn't have thought too either
     
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    I fried some in butter tonight and put it in a gravy from a couple of roasted grouse. Tried a few just in the butter as well. I didn't mind them at all. Mellow flavor and kind of creamy (not texture but mouth feel).
    You mentioned some time back that you thought they tasted like potatoes. I didn't get that with these. I am sure they are not the same variety though so it is probably apples and oranges to even compare.

    I dried a few other but I haven't done anything with them yet. I'll probably just through them in a basic cream soup.
     
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    Found one that was a bit bigger today. 3 pounds 6 ounces. Probably the biggest of any shrooms I have found in the wild. :)

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    Holy shit that fungi could be in Gape-Porn
     
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    Wow, nothing like that is ever seen down here. :)
     
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    Damn J that thing is huge. They are something I always wanted to try fresh. Enjoy that beast. So how did you get the grouse? You hunt?
     
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    that cap would do a fun hat :D:D
     
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    I do hunt but ruffed grouse aren't much of a challenge. More of a find and shoot. Tasty guys though.
    We found a few to harvest the day after we got the boletes.
     
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    My GOD thats a huge bolete ! What a lucky find.Plus it looks like it doesnt have much bugs. NICE !
     
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    You should most definitely dry some of them and use them later during winter. When they're dried, their aroma gets its full potential.

    When you prepare them for drying, don't cut them with knife, just tear them into small pieces - that way you'll get even more aroma out of them.

    And that one is :amazin:

    Unfortunately we haven't found any this year, but last year we picker around 15 pounds of them, maybe more.