When I was out walking the dog the other day, I noticed some very tiny yellow chanterelle mushrooms beginning to form. In years past, a place I know that has tended to produce small numbers of black trumpet mushrooms has been “past its prime” by the time the chanterelles were large and well-formed, so I went (as soon as I could) straight to the black-trumpet-spot to check it out, hoping that I hadn’t missed the magical black-trumpet time.
If I had been a day or two later, the mushrooms might have been larger, but waiting also meant risking a total loss if I couldn’t get back to the spot in time. This is what I was able to harvest:
|Small Black Trumpet mushrooms. PHOTO/Amy W.|
I don’t think I can complain! These mushrooms weigh very little, but they are packed with amazingly wonderful flavor.