Wild Slippery Jack Mushrooms are new to me. I have been educated and enlightened by my friend at Little Field Mice Farm.
These yummy free delights grow wild on her farm, underneath the pine trees. My generous friend gave me lots to take home, last time we met for our local Seed Savers event.
Foraging for wild food is something I enjoy, however mushrooms to date have been out of the question – dangerous with my lack of knowledge.
Don’t you think it is cool that my friend teaches her children about wild mushroom foraging on their farm?
These Slippery Jack mushrooms have now been cooked up in my homemade soups, quiches and stir fries. Everyone in my family ate them with no fuss or complaint.
I just needed to peel off the skin from the top of the mushrooms, remove the stems, wash them, then squeeze out the water (slippery jack mushrooms are like a sponge).
Interested if you forage for any wild, free food? What is your experience?