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Sparassis Lasagna

Sparassis Lasagna

Essentially, I just substituted the Sparassis for lasagna noodles. I actually did half cauliflower mushroom and half noodles in the same casserole-my wife doesn't like mushrooms. I had some of each, and the Sparrasis half compared favorably in texture and presentation...

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Borscht

Borscht

When my wife and I were first going out, I had her over for dinner. I made this recipe. Almost everything in it came from my garden. Amy was so impressed. I hardly garden at all anymore, and I haven't made this more than once or twice since. I don't know why. It's...

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Lobster Mushroom Tater Tot Tuna Sammy

Lobster Mushroom Tater Tot Tuna Sammy

Pie Iron sammies on a rainy afternoon in the tipi. How delightful! Ingredients   tater tots 1 can tuna 1 small lobster mushroom butter or oil tartar sauce Allow Tater Tots to thaw and warm pie irons near the fire. While irons are preheating, saute thinly sliced...

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Roast Pumpkin and Chanterelle Soup

Roast Pumpkin and Chanterelle Soup

Deborah Moran posted a recipe for roasted pumpkin and chanterelle soup in the Cooking With Wild Mushrooms forum. It sounded so good, I knew I had to try it. I modified the recipe slightly and cooked it last time we went camping. Rich and creamy, with a smokey flavor...

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Leucoagaricus rachodes

Leucoagaricus rachodes

  Leucoagaricus rhacodes, sometimes spelled  rachodes (it is also known as Agaricus rhacodes, Lepiota rhacodes, Macrolepiota rhacodes, and Chlorophyllum rhacodes), is a stately and delicious mushroom,  despite its somewhat confusing taxonomy. Brilliant white with a...

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Pie Iron Tuna Melt

Pie Iron Tuna Melt

We were going to do tuna melts in the pie irons at Fungal in the Jungle, but Wayne and Peter fed us so well we never got around to cooking for ourselves. I was really looking forward to seeing how potoato bread worked in the pie iron, so a couple of days after we got...

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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Hot spiced wine is a perfect way to take the edge off the drizzly season.  We made this in a 2 1/4 gallon cast iron potjie suspended over the fire from a tripod. It would work just as well in a crock pot on low.     Ingredients    2 bottles of red wine...

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Carbonara

Carbonara

This is one of my favorite camp meals. It only takes about twenty minutes and it is delicious. Dried lobster mushrooms work best in this dish. They hold up to cooking, add a marvelous flavor, and the water used for reconstituting them dyes the pasta orange and infuses...

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Lobster Mushroom Hash Browns

Lobster Mushroom Hash Browns

The combination of shredded Lobster mushrooms, potato, sunchokes and a little diced red onion, give these hash browns a unique flavor, filled with the umami of Autumn. Ingredients   1-2 potatoes, grated sunchokes, grated, equal to the amount of potatoes used an...

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Plaki with Lobster Mushrooms

Plaki with Lobster Mushrooms

Plaki with lobster mushrooms over rice pilaf Plaki is a Greek fish casserole. This is another very flexible recipe: essentially any seafood available with whatever vegetables and mushrooms which may be in season, baked in a tomato sauce, and served over rice or bulgur...

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