Hunting the wild chanterelle

On a recent Sunday afternoon hike led by Bonny and Rosa we were excited to be introduced to the chanterelle mushroom, growing throughout the woods after a day of rain. Chanterelles are especially prized because they only grow in the wild – they cannot be domesticated.

“It is the Chanterelle mushroom which many of the world’s great chefs prize above all others.
Their fragrant aroma, fine flavor and pleasing texture make chanterelles one of the most versatile of all mushrooms and have earned them a well-deserved place in kitchens around the world.”

Source:  http://www.earthy.com/Fresh-US-Chanterelle-Mushrooms-from-Earthy-Delights.aspx

Honourary Tancooker Ceremony

One of the highlights of the weekly lunch provided to the Backroads hikers by the Tancook Rec Centre is  being sworn in as an Honourary Tancooker.

It’s not every day that one gets the opportunity to kiss a lobster and be banded.