Forager, alert! Mushrooms are everywhere right now. I was in Santa Cruz recently and met a forager who showed me all the edible mushrooms he’d found on his walk and gave me tips on how to spot them. Often they are just little bumps under leaves… who knew!? Most of the ones he pointed our were types of Russula mushrooms. For this Mushroom Quinoa Risotto recipe I used oyster mushrooms.
As always, forage with an expert and use an identification book. Happy hunting!
All photos and illustration by © Erin Gleeson and originally posted on The Forest Feast.