Monthly Archives: July 2012

3 Kingdoms Sampler and Foraging Update

My Forager’s 3 Kingdoms Sampler involved the following 3 kingdoms:Fungi (chanterelles & Russula)Animalia (slugs) Plantae (Plantago chip, milkweed pods, and evening primrose flowers)Of special remarkability: Baking an evening primrose flower at low… Continue reading

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color

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color

To identify a plan/mushroom/animal/etc., color can be an important component. The larger one’s color deficiency the less they should rely on color as an identifying characteristic. The following test, if taken carefully and not rushed, can help a … Continue reading

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Amanita Muscaria Eating & Cultural Biases

This post focuses on safely eating it, not getting ill or any other effects. I just read http://www.davidarora.com/uploads/muscaria_revised.pdf & http://honest-food.net/2011/12/24/eating-santas-shroom/ Both discuss perceptions and misperceptions, … Continue reading

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ate slugs (imagine escargot w/o shells)

So, I found some good sized orange slugs today. I took three and placed them in 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. This quickly removed much of the slime, leaving a gray body. I boiled 2 in water for 20 mins., and one just sat in cool water. I… Continue reading

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Chanterelles w/Inky Cream and pasta

This is one of the most delicious, yet easy recipes if you have the ingredients. You can see the sauce is dark, which is due to the coprinoid’s contribution.Just take some coprinoid mushrooms that are partially deliquesced, along w/chanterelles, a… Continue reading

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Wild Bitter Mushrooms, by David Arora, on Thai Food

“Bitter foods are valued in some cultures more than others. In southern Thailand few wild mushrooms are eaten, but one of the two most commonly sold wild species is an undescribed purplish bitter Tylopilus. They boil it 10-15 minutes, which reduce… Continue reading

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