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I don't, actually, but barrel cactus fruit is pretty good. I might try drying some.
Black trumpets are a bit like truffles in that the flavor, while delicious, is so strong it can stay with you all day like eating a raw onion, so moderation is called for.
Anthony Bourdain said he would use them whenever he could get them at Les Halles but wild foragers were pretty rare in NYC.
I like to saute a few in butter and scramble some ham and eggs on them for breaky, or chop a few up into fine bits and sprinkle in a salad with a delicate oil and vinegar dressing.
The nice thing is they freeze well and keep their flavor when thawed, so they make for a hardy breakfast in the winter.
@hotrudderedbum The number of things that can be frozen for later use is amazing. So convenient! Citrus fruit is my favorite on that list.
Try as I might, I couldn't find these pics last night. I swear it had nothing to do with the brandy I'd been drinking.
Here are some black trumpets. They are delicious and have the advantage that there are very few toxic lookalikes.
@hotrudderedbum Amazing! Let's have some shrooms and brandy!
@Kiki That sounds tasty,Yum
@10 point White tail 🥂
We're fortunate to also have abundant wild high and low bush blueberries as well as black trumpet mushrooms on our little plot. Some years we run out of freezer space.
Not sure if you consider home grown or wild trapped to be foraged, but I fish 5 lobster traps each summer and enjoy that harvest year round because my wife doesn't mind picking the lobster meat and freezing it for future happiness. Here's a typical day's catch...
For about 6 years I had an oyster farm. I undertook oyster farming as a hobby with an eye toward possibly making it a retirement hustle. It didn't work out as a business, but oh my, what joy having fresh oysters on the table every meal, including breaky, was!
Occasionally we feel the need to blow out our ordinarily very sensible daily diets and snuffle down some really bad stuff, like tempura battered fried oysters with wasabi mayo and beer...
This whole foraging thing is totally contrary to a free market economy.
Remember superstorm Sandy? A string of traps washed up on our local beach and they were all chock full of biggies! We tossed most of them back but "foraged" a few for dinner...
i love tunas!