Monthly Archives: October 2011

Birds; what kind(s) are they?

Also note they were quite far away, so this was the best I could do w/o a tripod and under those circumstances. View the original picture for the best view. Continue reading

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shiitake

Fresh shiitake: I tried them raw and thought them to be tasty. The wavy thing in the picture w/the caps, to the right, was either not a mushroom or not any typical one (such as a morel). I wonder what it was. Continue reading

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Lawyer’s Wig (Coprinus comatus) as a wig, a planned meal, and an alien!

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Maitake Pizza

I used my wild edible cookbook to make this pizza from scratch. Came out good. If anyone needs the book title, please let me know. Continue reading

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I ate my 1st Amanita and here’s what it was like:

So, after much discussion with others after I had already IDed an A. rubescens, or is it now amerirubescens?, I finally tried it. I took a sliver of the cap, measuring 1/4 tsp., then microwaved it without anything added. It was considerably differ… Continue reading

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smells & tastes sweet

I would love to know if I can eat these, especially while still so fresh. My initial thinking is they are edible Agaricuses, given their taste and odor, but let’s look at the details and get an exact ID.I found these today in CT after a rainy peri… Continue reading

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Amazing!

So, I’ve been amazed by how much this meaty mushroom, Berkeley’s Polypore, looks like chicken breast. It is pictured on the left, with Hen of the Woods (Maitake) on the right. Also pictured: -uncooked 5 lb Berkeley’s Polypore on a plate. -uncooked… Continue reading

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