Let's hope I stocked up on enough mushroom pictures to get me through the next 5 or so months! This is the last chicken of the woods I found of the season. It was growing between two huge fallen trees which must have created the perfect little pocket of warmth for it to grow. It was one of the most beautiful specimens I'd even seen, and now part of it resides in a jar in my pantry. Somewhere on Instagram I saw a recipe for bouillon of the woods using this, stinging nettles, and various spices I believe. That's one for a later date, but I'm excited to try it out for sure. Today I'm hoping to get up the nerve to leave my house in this treacherous sleet to pick up ingredients for a pie. I'm thinking some kind of pumpkin cheesecake with a candied bacon and walnut topping. Perhaps I'll throw some bourbon in there too, who knows.
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