Monthly Archives: October 2016

Elaeagnus umbellata (autumnberries)

Today I went to try making clear autumn olive juice, but didn’t succeed. I used a Kitchenaid food strainer, which separated the seeds, pulp, and juice into three separate parts. Pictured is the the juice after sitting for ~5 hours, … Continue reading

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16 October, 2016 19:48

My mystery mushroom: http://mushroomobserver.org/257037?q=2qwPQ

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pictures

What are these two plants? The dark blue berries on the planted bush are fairly tasty. The Woody plant with a maple-like leaves is nicely scented and has a pretty flavorful taste, though strong. >

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Amanita muscaria fully formed caps, parboiled

According to the below, it is 10-15 in boiling water (see details). what I wonder is would fully formed caps need slicing. Slicing does increase surface area, but they are already so thin and the chemicals are so soluble in … Continue reading

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14 October, 2016 22:13

http://foragerchef.com/amanita-muscariafly-agaric/#comment-276681 has an "olli" who lists Amanita apricata as a liver damaging Amanita muscaria lookalike. My reply was: olli, I think you’re confused about it. Do you have a source that proves your claim? http://www.amanitaceae.com/content/uploaded/pdf/aprica.pdf states someone had a reaction … Continue reading

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ID question

It reminds me of edible lepiotas, but I am not sure. Could you please let me know what this is?

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2 October, 2016 19:11

What’s this? A giant mega-chaga?

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