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Gold-in-the-Mold: During my first years exploring back roads and foothills, I never saw any Chanterelles. But after finding my first one, protruding from a roadside berm, I began to see them everywhere. They are so distinctive with their bright gold color and wavy fluted edges. Their scent is wonderfully wholesome. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are delicious to eat!

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Never, ever eat wild mushrooms without having them positively identified by an expert. There are at least two types of toxic mushrooms similar to the chanterelle. Don't take chances. A single mistake could be your last.

Vying for his place in the sun, our red moggie "Og Roe" lounges beside a pile of fresh Chanterelles.
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