Mushroom Hunting

Mushroom Hunting

Today we’re in the woods near the Oswald’s house to show you one of Lisa’s favorite pastimes- mushroom hunting.

One of her favorites to harvest is turkey tail, which has medicinal and immune boosting properties! You can grind it up and take it in pill form, but Lisa likes to use it for a vegetable stock. She harvests a bunch of them, then adds them to a big stock pot with carrots, onion, garlic, celery and herbs. She boils it for 2 hours, then strains it and cans it. It works great as a soup base, or you can drink it like a bone broth. 

You can identify turkey tail with its multicolored rings. It always has 3 colors- gray, dark gray, and a rusty color. But, before you harvest anything, please check with a reputable source to confirm any mushroom you’re going to harvest is safe to eat.

  

There’s 2 other mushrooms you can collect in the dead of winter- one of them being a wood ear mushroom. Lisa dried a large harvest of them earlier this year. They can be rehydrated with water and added to a stir fry or soup! The next mushroom is an oyster mushroom. They grow like a shelf, and they’re good as a sautéed mushroom because they’re nice and soft- unlike the turkey tail, which has a more leathery feel.

Even though it’s still very much winter here, that doesn’t mean we can’t wear warmer spring tones as a pick me up in the middle of a not-so-sunny season. Lisa forages for mushrooms in our new Tulip Collection which features subtle pastels set in our high shine rhodium finish.

Aurinda Hoop Earrings
Evangeline Pendant Necklace
Dewdrop Tennis Bracelet

Kinsley Slider Bracelet

 Thanks for reading today's blog! Did you know you can make broth from fresh-foraged mushrooms?

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