Monthly Archives: September 2012

Please propagate lots of some Armillaria!

With such prolific fruitings, these are fantastic mushrooms to spread. But I said “some Armillaria”. Which do I mean and why does it matter? Though all I’ve know are edible, often rated as choice, some are aggressively parasitic. So, not a great t… Continue reading

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Suillus & Meadow Mushroom Timbales

Hey:This was yummy! Get yourself a nice timbale recipe online or from Joy of Cooking (I did the latter), & add any sauteed combination of edible Suillus (I used some that lacked excessive mucilagen, so be warned and try slippery jack et. al at you… Continue reading

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grasshopper, russula, tofu, & puffball

I have often enjoyed tofu marinated & boiled in various sauces, then seared on the BBQ. Today I went to do that with tofu and puffballs, both sliced similarly (in picture, tofu is on the right, puffballs on the left, and the middle has mild Russul… Continue reading

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Recipe & ID help requests

1. This recipe was very good. One of the better ones I’ve had that uses mushrooms, especially of the [generally] healthful types. It is amazing how this combination of flavors works so well w/arugula, which is such a strong veggie. I also planned … Continue reading

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hen of the woodish yesterday

I was happy to get a word from a family member of large mushrooms growing on the lawn. I was surprised to find three relatives of the maitake mushrooms there, w/o any evidence of a tree or stump nearby. Preparing them (young blackening polypores) … Continue reading

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Maybe we should stop blaming the wrong mushrooms?!?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yunnan_sudden_death_syndrome shows the culprit for the sudden death sydrome in SW China wasn’t a virus as prev. suspected, but instead a small white mushroom called Trogia venenata appears to be the culprit. http://www… Continue reading

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A [Very] Short Story, by Sam Schaperow

I am not a FoxI was at a location in the town of East Lyme and smelled the wonderful fragrance of wild grapes. With 55-mile-per-hour traffic to my back, I began walking toward the smell. There I saw a plentiful pack of grapes for the picking. But,… Continue reading

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