WildMshroom – The wild provides

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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Cleavers Plant

Galium Aparine commonly known as cleavers can reach six in length with the stems prostrated unless sticking to something vertical. Which brings us to why cleavers is also known as the Velcro plant. Covered in little hook like hairs from leaves to stem. Cleavers will have prolific growth thus creating…

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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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Japanese knotweed

  Win the battle – Eat Japanese knotweed! Fallopia Japonica or better known as Japanese knotweed,  the voracious invader of north america known for it’s prolific growing which begs to be harvested. Other common names are: fleeceflower, huzhang, and Mexican bamboo, either name though it is still a gardener’s worst…

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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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Grow Shiitake Mushrooms

Grow your own Shiitake Mushrooms at Home As you know I forage for my own mushrooms.  However I do not live in an area where Shiitake Mushrooms grow naturally therefore I have succumbed to finding a way to grow my own supply.  If you are here then you too probably…

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Oyster Mushroom Growing

Grow your own Oyster Mushrooms Home!  Back to the Roots Oyster Farm Review: Right now today, you can start your own Oyster mushroom mini-farm in the comfort of your home with a kit.  Imagine waking up to a beautiful oyster flush on your counter-top.  Scrambled eggs with Oysters anyone?  Well…

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Maitake fried calamari recipe

An experiment gone delicious! Grab some fresh Maitake and make fried maitake calamari. This is so amazing.  The texture and taste is spot on to fried calamari serve with tarter sauce and or marinara sauce. I can not sing enough praises for this dish.  Vegan to carnivores all will enjoy!…

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Chicken of the woods Nuggets

  A beautiful shelf of chicken of the woods yellow and orange against the tan and brown trunk of a tree stood out and shouted “here I am” with it’s flowery sweet scent. Pleasantly surprised and oh so grateful I thanked the forest for this wonderful gift.  Tender young chicken…

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