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Old 04-10-2006, 07:06 AM   #11
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Our local gourmet store will sell morels that people bring them. You can also buy them from farmers -- there will be a sign, and you'll go off the beaten path to a farm and buy them from the farmer. (No, they're not farmed, just that the farmer has a patch of woods that are condusive to growing them. If I remember right, oak trees). I probably would trust myself to eat a morel I found by myself, but no other type of mushroom. The main danger can sometimes be that people can be very possesive of "their" mushrooming territory. I've heard of people being shot for trespassing. So we go with a friend who has permission to be on the land we're "harvesting". As I said, there are a few sources for buying them around here, but they are very expensive, and quite often water-logged and not as good as when you pick and clean them yourself.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:08 AM   #12
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Goodweed, what brand of beef base do you use? I make my own poultry stock all the time, but beef can be very expensive to make -- I'd love to find something commercial that I really like. I find that eef broth/stock in cans tastes like ... well, a tin can. I've found several chicken products I like OK, but beef seems harder.
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:52 AM   #13
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Goodweed, what brand of beef base do you use? I make my own poultry stock all the time, but beef can be very expensive to make -- I'd love to find something commercial that I really like. I find that eef broth/stock in cans tastes like ... well, a tin can. I've found several chicken products I like OK, but beef seems harder.
Orington Farms Beef, and Orington Farms Chicken soup base are both pretty good tasting. They come as a powder, similar to bulion, but with much better flavor.

And even better flavored sauce maker is Washington's Deep Brown Sauce. It turns ordinary beef broth into something special. Unfortunately, the grocers in my town quit carrying it.

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Old 04-10-2006, 09:51 AM   #14
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Here's their online catalog...

http://www.orringtonfarms.com/ie/Product_catalog.htm
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:29 AM   #15
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How funny. Orrington Farms is my favorite chicken base, I don't know why I haven't tried their beef. Thanks for the "heads up"!
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