this year hasn't been a great year for foraging for chanterelles. we have had lots of heat and little rain, both not good climates for the golden beauties. we had spent many a days foraging around our favorite spots with no chanterelles in sight and before we knew it, our season was over.
my family and i recently spent some time in the mountains near ellijay, georgia. while we were there it rained, rained, and rained again. in between the rain spells we wandered through our lush surroundings. while on a hike we found a bounty of chanterelles!
we were spending the weekend with our friend mimi, from homemade. she was excited to have some freshly foraged ingredients and made a lovely side to accompany our meal.
mimi sauteed the chanterelles in some olive oil with salt, sherry vinegar, and some pine shoots. they were simple and delicious!
photos by kristen bach, recipe by mimi maumus