Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gigantic Lambsquarters + preying mantis

I measured these to be 9′ tall, if I recall. Leaves aer still edible, but many were infested from some larvae of some sorts, so not good for those wanting just the greens (see browing parts of the leaves). Also, … Continue reading

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Cooked honey locust beans

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Wow: Goldenrod and daylily

The goldenrod flowers I tried (whatever species I get around here) plain have a flavor and pepperyish feel (the latter esp in the back of my throat) similar to something I’ve had. Today I also made tea (infusion) and realized … Continue reading

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MT all quiet on the mushroom front

Found today in SE CT on a 20-minute mushrooming excursion are pictured (excluding edible Amanita). On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM, Ellen Bulger <xenophora> wrote: Anyone finding much of anything in southern New England? Not much happening in … Continue reading

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Fermented Wineberrries & Pineapples

If you find wineberrries very ripe, they quickly start to ferment on the vine. The red wine-like color of those corresponds somewhat to the lv of fermentation. I now recognize them as fermented instead of "spoiled" since I finally made … Continue reading

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Eating & better understanding Boletinellus merulioides

I sauteed it and tried it. As I ate it, I tried to pinpoint the flavor. What came to my mind was skin-on potatoes (washed ;)). Then, in thinking further I could understand the dirt flavor reference. I then added … Continue reading

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7 Macrolepiota proceras & recipe eval. w/Agaricus comparison

So, I found 7 M. procera, and decided to try them w/a recipe for them. It was good, but as good as can be? I was surprised it wanted me to stir fry instead of saute. Why forgo the browning? … Continue reading

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