Tinder braised deer meat, thick flavorful gravy, with delicious ripe Old Man of the Woods Mushrooms served over a bed of Louisiana grown white rice, and a side of sauteed green briar and bull thistle.
Old Man of the Woods: Edible Wild Mushroom
A delicious find that goes great with red meat and red wine.
Smooth Chanterelle (Cantharellus lateritius) – Wild Edible Mushroom
The cousin to the True Chanterelle. I find the Smooth Chanterelle easier to identify than the True Chanterelle because there isn’t the true gill/ false gill question. The Smooth Chanterelle has the same vase shape, and is generally found in… Read More ›
Gem Studded Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum) – Wild Edible Mushroom
Another delicious, easy to identify wild mushroom. The tastiest thing with warts!
Wild Edible Mushroom – Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
Little edible, yellow-golden treasures that litter the forest floor.
Wild Edible Mushroom – Black Trumpet
Okay, so I’ve encountered some wild edible mushrooms at random in years past. More as an accidental discovery than as a grand pooh-bah of the world of fungus. So I decided that when the conditions were right, that I’d take… Read More ›
Spiny Puffball Mushroom (A Wolf Fart) – Wild Edibles
This past fall, I was walking to one of my favorite deer stands in North Louisiana with longbow in hand, and a quiver bristling with arrows. In my mind, I planned a meal of fresh venison back at the camp… Read More ›
Wild Onion/Garlic Update
In my article Wild Edibles – Wild Onion or Wild Garlic (Allium), I showed some pictures of the plant that my three kids & I found while we were out and about during the cooler part of the Spring. At… Read More ›
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis) – Wild Edible Plants
Wild Lettuce is not what you think! This ain’t your grandmammy’s salad lettuce. Wild Lettuce is also known as Yellow Lettuce, or Lettuce Opium! The latter is a reference to this plant’s ability to produce a milky substance from a… Read More ›
Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) – Wild Edible
A relative of buckwheat (the plant not the rascal), Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) is an easy to identify wild edible that occurs across most of the United States. I see it here in South Louisiana often in the late winter… Read More ›
Foraging for Wild Edible Plants
So why would someone want to eat something that they found growing in the wild?
Sauteed Greenbriar (Catbriar, Bullbriar) – Smilax
This is a chance to get back at a plant that most of the time, gets the better of us. Greenbriar (Smilax)! If you’ve spent any time outdoors, then you’ve had this plant tangle you up, and tear at your… Read More ›