Day 4

Day 4 of the great chicken watch was harvest day. Tender and wonderful. It was only 1 1/2 pounds, BUT when to harvest is a choice between quantity and quality. Of course, find one in the back woods and it’s “No chick left behind!!”

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Birthday (day 0)                                    Day 2                              Day 4

As a side bar, I led a group down the Imbrey and Hickory trails at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville on Sunday. The trails are heavy on invasive plants, but there were LOTS of box elder trees and they all seemed to have their ears on – wood ears that is, Auricularia auricula, not Mouseketeers for you older readers :-) .Several people got bags full !!!


2 thoughts on “Day 4

  1. Hi Dr. Whitey,
    I talked with you for awhile at the farmers market on Saturday. Bought a few baskets of your great chantrells and 2 pouchs of your ground mixes.
    I’m embarrassed to say I don’t remember what they are!!! Can you please remind me what I’m cooking with. Haha.
    I used the finer ground powder on our baked potatoes the other day. Delicious!
    I do remember that the fine powder is for finishing a dish and the other for cooking.
    I also had a friend from a foodie group ask how much your chantrells were but couldn’t remember that either.

    Joann Creekmore

  2. It’s ground up Ramps. Here’s a link telling you about them. I dry the leaves and then grind them in my spice grinder. Glad you liked them.

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