Monthly Archives: January 2012

Special announcement regarding mushrooms and plants.

Hello Everyone:I thought it valuable to share this information:I’ve recently been trying to figure out what to plant in front of a cement wall at my home. I want something that is deer resistant, evergreen, looks good to my wife, and is edible (fr… Continue reading

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If interested in winter mushroom foraging topic:

Trametes sp. tomato stew made today. Flavor of it was very mild, far too mild for the overpowering tomato sauce & leek tops. I will have to reserve my other Trametes. While I’d prefer Craterellus sp. any day, this may have been more healthful addi… Continue reading

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Found brick caps today (1/21)!

I was out in the snow just prior to today’s snow storm when I was looking at the ground and found some mushrooms peaking out between the snow. They were brick caps growing on mulch! Also outside today are some fresh Exidia recisa! Using an idea I … Continue reading

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autumn olive chart

This chart at http://www.autumnolivefarms.com/autumn-berry-sauce/ puts into perspective the tremendous amnt. of lycopene these have. I also just ordered some of the jelly from another place online, as my local person who I’ve got them from didn’t … Continue reading

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Today’s find, Crepidulas (naturally “mushroom” and “hazelnut” flavored?)

Today I found Crepidulas @ the beach and ate them. I didn’t taste the mushroom or hazelnut flavors http://www.crepidula.com/four-stars.html says they naturally have, but I did cook them well. So, I’ll need to cook them lightly next time. My issue … Continue reading

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Artist’s Conk & a Shell

The large object is an artist’s conk where a local artists etched into it using a sharp tool. Doing so pierced the thin surface to reveal the darker layer beneath. Hence, no additional medium (crayon, pencil, etc.) is needed. Similar in shape w/th… Continue reading

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foraging for salt

Yesterday it was 48 degrees out, so we went to the beach. My daughter, now 29 months old really enjoyed going, and lasted about an hour before we saw she had to go. She did lead us off the beach path for a time, where I gathered stahorn sumac. She… Continue reading

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