|Chicken of the Woods, 8.23.15|
All well and good for Chicken of the Woods - a colorful but, lets be honest, mediocre tasting mushroom - but what about my beloved Maitakes? The dry weather is worse than either of the dry late summers we've had in Upstate NY the past 3 years and it's killing me. Just tonight we had a storm that was supposed to drop over an inch of rain but we didn't even get a 1/2 inch. If the forecast holds up August rainfall will be well below average.
I remind myself that the Chanterelle's have been amazing this year. My freezer is full of zip-locked bags of sauteed chanties. Besides, I've found fresh Maitakes as late as mid-October. There's still time.