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Movember mushrooms

15 Nov

I’m not associated with the Movember campaign but it is drawing a lot of attention towards men’s health this month and tonight I would like to draw a little attention to some wild mushroom which may make a big difference in men’s and women’s health now and in the future.

I didn’t need to convince my young friend to dress up to help bring a little Movember awareness with a loud and wild oyster mushroom moustache and cap as he has already seen some things on TV concerning Movember moustaches and men’s health. Here tonight I am focusing on a few of my favorite wild mushrooms I use as food, teas and spices on a regular bases and are safe and powerful medicinals as well. These mushrooms are well worth doing a little internet research on.

Turkey tail

Interestingly enough some of the best medicinal mushrooms for good  prostate health happen to be growing wild in temperature regions in much of the northern hemisphere during November. Including –wild oyster mushroom, turkey tail, velvet foot and chaga.

velvet foot

Chaga for all round good mental and physical health.

Hen of the woods (maitake), another medicinal all-star which usually appears in September under oak trees.

There are plenty of other healthy local wild foods as well, enjoy the best nature so willingly gives itself. These are good, I’m not eating these just for my health you know. ciao

field and forest

25 Apr

Clintonia borealis are quite common in my area, the one in the photo is at a good stage of growth for eating. Clintonia is a nice cucumbery tasting nibble.

This is probably a very young striped maple or less likely a mountain maple and seemed photo worthy.

Japanese knotweed these shoots are also at a prime harvesting stage.

Live forever lettuce , Sedum telephium is ready for the salad bowl.

Turkey tail, Trametes versicolor a medicinal mushroom, this one is looking rather well for over wintering. ciao

Turkey tails, trees, all in one

18 Feb

Today I’m sharing with you my desktop background picture, which in North America goes by the name Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor). This mushroom can be found circumpolar, so it is one of the most common fungus around and is becoming more well known to folks outside of the forest due to it being a source of PSK which is being used in many countries for treating certain types of cancer.

Below are a couple different views of a downed maple tree trunk with adorning Turkeytails. Here one can’t help but be seeing how alive a so called dead tree can only be.