Edible Mushroom Hunting

Getting out in the forest is always a needed experience to decompress and enjoy nature.  It is even better when dinner can be found too.  Edible mushroom hunting is game of clues in itself and quite satisfying.  If you are reading this then you may know the importance of wild…

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Wood Ear Mushroom Identification

It’s coming to spring again and one of my first finds is the wood ear mushroom.  With the proper name of Auricularia auricula judae Schrot this mushroom has many common names: Cloud fungus, cloud ears, Taingan-daga, Judas’s ear, wood ear, tree ear, jelly ear, black fungus and black jelly fungus.   Used…

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Wild Mushroom Soup Recipe

Nothing like a bowl of wild mushroom soup on a cold winter day.  Serve it with a couple thick slices of hearty rye sourdough and you got a fabulous winter comfort meal. Over in my part of the world, Mother Nature brought us snow last night through the morning and…

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Fresh Chanterelles

Fresh Chanterelles It’s late summer here in New England and it’s fresh chanterelle time!  I am so excited are you?  After a good rain, it’s time to get those hiking boots on, grab the basket, the essentials, the children, the dog (yes it’s a family affair) and go searching.  Every…

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Sustainable fungi fashion – Biodegradable Shoes

Two Students from the University of Delaware, Jillian Silverman master’s degree student and undergraduate Wing Tang were invited to the 2018 National Sustainable Design Expo turning heads with their own project runway.  Both students are in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies bonded over finding a bio composite material…

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