Anyone in the Barrie Ontario area know where I might get some of these most fantastic mushrooms
These are mostly gone at this time of the year,...they are around in mid summer.
They grow in our hardwood forest and usually begin to appear at the beginning of fall. There season is not long.
So, make friends with someone who owns a hardwood forest. And they pop up so quickly that they are overripe within a few days.
I know the puffball season is short
and we did used to have our own forest with puffballs
I must make more effort as you say to know someone not so far away form Barrie, who might have puffballs
Do you like them yourself
ninamarie and thanks Konrad for your comment
do you get them even as far north as you are.
Yes, sometimes I collect them,...most often you see them in cow pastures, perhaps horse also. I know, horse pastures have my favored one, the wild champion, sometimes called the pink bottom or meadow mushroom.
cut and dry..
so for the puff ball photo
must save that photo
and then you have it all cut up
How do you use them
What is the second mushroom shown
Thanks for the photos
makes me feel so happy just having a look at them
You welcome Diane
We use them in soups,..second one is Meadow or sometimes called pink bottom mushroom, my favored.
Here is a link that might be useful: Meadow Mushroom
Have not that I can think of seen the Meadow Mushroom
In cooking the puff ball myself, the only way I have prepared them is from example of others in the family
They simply slice them and fry them lightly in butter
The taste is so fabulous, Don't know what to say it is similar to
Nothing really, Just delicious.
Never thought to put them in a soup. But I have not found any of them in years.
I live just outside Sudbury, ON. Had a real outbreak of puffballs this past summer. I personally don't like them, but many people do. Now the photo posted by Konrad of his Meadow mushroom... that is worth the hunt. I believe the proper name for this one is Agaricus, which is a delicacy. Do check a good source for ID as there are poisonous varieties.
Here is a link that might be useful: Lively Dirt - The Garden Blog
I know one will feel sorry for me, bugt
I am down in south west Florida way down near Ft Myers.
Have spent the day out on Pine Island helping with a big garden club plant sale and seminars etc.
Just got in and am so tired and hot
To tired to go to the pool
But am checking emails
Oh, nice having an email about puffballs
And Sudbury I like as well My eldest grandson is planing to go to University there this september
Thanks for the puff ball note
Oh boy, sure would enjoy to have one , once again.
didn't know one should be careful of them.
Diane. I wasn't saying to be careful of the Puffball, but rather of the type of Agaricus you harvest, re Konrads Meadow Mushroom
Guess I didn't read the note well enough
as I had never thought there might be different types of puffball mushrooms
Thanks for clearing that up
Great picture, LivelyDirt!
Meadow mushroom or pink bottom mushroom.
I guess one's you know you know, been eating allot, my favored. I haven't yet seen one pink like this and poisonous,...did you?
To a mushroom course I went long time ago, but one need to keep it up otherwise we forget.