October 13, 2009

Mushroom Hunting on Oct. 12/10月12日のきのこ狩り

On October 12, my son and I went mushroom hunting again.
10月12日、また、息子と一緒にきのこ狩りに行きました。
Just as we had hoped, we found mukitake (Panellus serotinus) on these two logs from which we gathered some last year.
期待通り、去年ムキタケを採った二本の木にまたムキタケを見つけました。


My son found these giant mushrooms high up on a tree. We made some stupid attempts to gather them by throwing branches and stones, but there was no way we could reach them. We just had to give them up!
息子は高い木の上にこの大きなきのこがあるのを見つけました。枝や石を投げたりしましたが、全然届きませんでした。諦めるしかなかったです。


My son also found some masutake (Laetiporus sulphureus (Fr.) Murrill), but unfortunately, they were too old to be edible. When young, they are salmon pink and taste very good.
息子はマスタケも見つけましたが、残念なことに老菌(ろうきん)で食べれませんでした。若いうちはサーモンピンク色で、とても美味しいです。

Kinametsumutake (Pholiota spumosa (Fr.) Singer):
キナメツムタケ:

Mukitake, washed and boiled:
洗って茹でたムキタケ:

Kinametsumutake, cleaned and boiled:
洗って茹でたキナメツムタケ:

Other edible mushrooms, cleaned and boiled:
洗って茹でた他の食用きのこ:

At the request of my son, I made clear soup, a jumbo omelet, and a stir-fried dish with the mukitake.
息子のリクエストに応じて、澄まし汁、ジャンボオムレツ、炒め物を作りました。

I'm going to use the other mushrooms for supper tonight.
他のきのこは今日の夕飯に使います。

4 comments:

pink said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these pictures. It's so interesting to see mushrooms growing in their natural, untouched homes. :)

Hiroyuki said...

pink: And, we are the bad guys who pick them and eat them! But, what else could we do? They are so yummy!

YSC said...

I'm so impressed that you know which mushrooms are edible. I went mushroom hunting before in Sweden with a friend, and kept picking poisonous ones. Did you learn how to do this as a child?

Hiroyuki said...

YSC: No, I didn't, but my son did. He's been interested in mushrooms since a preschooler. He is now almost an expert on mushrooms, and he is still 13.