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About therapistsamschaperow

Psychotherapist with a specialty in working with Bipolar and multi-diagnosed individuals and their families.

12 October, 2017 03:45

I finally made birch syrup from gallons of sap. I found the result excellent w/meat (worked well w/deer, very well w/steak, and well w/lamb). Though it makes little syrup, it is very potent, and so a little goes a long … Continue reading

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Jumping Maggots on Berkeley’s Polypore!

See pics and vid (yes, the noise are the maggots jumping, hitting the plastic bag!).

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Amanita – mostly white. Seeking ID.

Taste & odor mild. Found near birch. Grows from volva (pic w/a younger one of the two found today shows its volva, too) that seems to also show it didn’t have a rooting quality. Resembles A. virosa, but seems different … Continue reading

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17 April, 2017 13:10

Standing under my birch tree, it felt like it was raining, but no cloud was above us. I discovered a broken branch was dripping sap. I planned to make birch syrup with it. But, I was down to such a … Continue reading

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Pawpaw

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2011/09/29/140894570/the-pawpaw-foraging-for-americas-forgotten-fruit

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The Sickener

I don’t know what people made the edits, or what, but I’m glad to see what I believe to be accurate info. about the sickener in a prominent place: "The mushroom’s common names refer to the gastrointestinal distress they cause … Continue reading

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2 January, 2017 02:58

Is this Reishi, or perhaps something resembling it? Also, I noticed the picture showing it cooked shows it in soups and/or stews. Have you any knowledge/experience of using it this way? Pics: http://mushroomobserver.org/266021

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