If you know where to look, and take your time to look there, you can find extraordinary things.
Fred and Anne and Megan set out in the canoe today, and came home with quite a haul of chanterelle mushrooms. Megan told me it was her job, in the bow, to jump out and wade ashore upon direction from her father. She did a good job, because they found a LOT of 'shrooms.
These are beautiful mushrooms, with a delicate flavour that is enhanced by sauteeing in butter. But then, what is enhanced by sauteeing in butter?
It is Fred's job to clean them. You don't actually wash a chanterelle, you rather pick it apart carefully to remove any dirt. But if they are carefully harvested, there is very little to remove.
If your timing is good, you will arrive at their cottage just as they are serving... and you will be treated to a lovely cold glass of white wine and absolutely delicious chanterelles and onions served on thin slices of toast. Heavenly.