Monthly Archives: January 2013

popping cress, chickweed, & mugwort

Winter foraging can be time-consuming even when finding plants since some are smaller this time of year (e.g., several rosettes are found now, such as popping cress). Here are some uses of these plants:1. Popping cress (Cardamine hirsuta) & giant … Continue reading

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*White* Shiitakes & an okay meal

Yes, there do exist white shiitakes. Today I opened a package & found a gift arrived for me. It was a shiitake growing kit. And growing from this kit (Burpee brand, which includes much better instructions & a better system than Fungi Perfecti base… Continue reading

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“rapid infusion”

I found this quite interesting. He explained how the flavor of the pepper came out better this way than traditional methods. He also explained how the cocoa nibs’ flavor was so well extracted, but the bitterness remained in the nibs (he even taste… Continue reading

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Edible Fleshy NE January “cap & stem” Agaric, growing, & microscopy

In monitoring many mushroom groups, I’ve seen Flammulina velutipes as a possibility of edible mushrooming in the North East (NE), but only that. I’ve also seen dozens of mushrooms found, but aside from the aforementioned, I don’t encounter other f… Continue reading

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Box Soup w/Foraged Plants

I realized it could be tasty, or at least nutritious, to add some fresh (picked 15 minutes ago) greens to the bean box soup. The method was very simple. Simply take some mild greens like young clover or chickweed and finely chop. Add in a little s… Continue reading

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It seems David Arora was Right, of course

A # of weeks ago I found a Phallus ravenelii and was able to compare it to the Mutinus sp. I’ve tasted before. David A. posted to MushroomTalk that the bamboo pith fungi used in Sichuan and other areas of Asia certainly might taste different than … Continue reading

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