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Posted: 15 March 2012 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Just talked to a friend that lives in Shelbyville, and a friend of his there found a few grey & blacks yesterday around Herrick. About the size of a quarter standing up. So this is a story from a friend of a friend but he said he did see the pictures. Still odd to hear of them in Central IL. in March.

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Posted: 15 March 2012 03:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think some rain and another 2 weeks of this warm weather and it gonna be on:)

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Posted: 15 March 2012 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It won’t surprise me, I found them as early as April 7th here but that was a long time ago. But usually we start finding them at least around the 15th so with the way weather has been 3-4 weeks early it won’t suprise me none.

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Posted: 15 March 2012 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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So . . . chanterelles by Mother’s Day?  grin

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Posted: 15 March 2012 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Murdy, Are chanterelles good?Ive never had them.

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Posted: 16 March 2012 06:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Yes they are.  Definitely considered a delicacy.  Some say better than morels.  I think they do not get the recognition because they grow mid-summer, when it is hot, buggy, and the woods are thick.  I’ve usually found them when squirrel hunting/scouting for dear season during the early squirrel season.

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Posted: 16 March 2012 07:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Murdy…....how are you preparing them?

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Posted: 17 March 2012 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Afraid I’m not that creative.  As with most mushrooms, I sautee them in butter, with maybe onions, salt, pepper, sherry, and/or garlic.  Sliced relatively thin.  I’ll also throw just about any mushroom into a beef stew or soup.

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