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Berries are Edible and Divine—Here is Why

In today’s post, Douglas Kent, author of Foraging Southern California, talks to us about foraging currants and gooseberries (Ribes). High in nutrients, sugars, and ridiculously easy to eat, berries are favorites of hikers, bikers, and explorers. It is a whimsical delight best shared with others. Better...

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Mushroom Recipes Your Family Will Love

In today’s post, Stan Tekiela, author of Start Mushrooming, shares with us two mushroom recipes. Mushrooms are delicious, and you should give these a try! Morel Honey-Mustard Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh morel mushrooms or 1 cup dried morels2 tablespoons butter4 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard2 tablespoons honeydash celery saltdash sweet...

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Start Mushrooming: A Reliable Way to Forage

Mushrooms are beautiful, bountiful, and delicious. But foraging for them often makes people nervous―and for good reason! Start Mushrooming  takes away the worry by introducing seven of the most unmistakable, edible mushrooms in North America.  Stan Tekiela’s book Start Mushrooming focuses on seven edible mushrooms that are...

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Foraging in North America

In his book Foraging in North America, Tom Anderson attempts to get you to think of wild plants in a different way—as food! For most of human history, wild plants were the mainstay of our diet. Rich in micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that nurture good health...

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King Bolete: A Most Sought-after Wild Mushrooms

As the name King Bolete suggests, Boletus edulis is one of the most sought-after wild mushrooms. This is the mushroom that Europeans call the Porcini or Cep—and many experts believe that the true European Boletus edulis is not found in North America. Instead, there are...

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Cauliflower Mushrooms—A Prized Delicacy

Today, Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon share with us information about another prized delicacy, Cauliflower Mushrooms. Many books show pictures of Cauliflower Mushroom (Sparassis spathulata, Sparassis americana) in a basket, on a plate, or displayed proudly in someone’s hands. The first reason is to show the impressive size...

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The Chicken Mushroom Announces its Presence Loudly

Today, Teresa Marronne and Walt Sturgeon share with us some fascinating facts about the colorful Chicken Mushroom. Unlike other edible mushrooms that seem to use natural camouflage to hide from the eager forager, the Chicken Mushroom (Laetiporus) announces its presence loudly. Its bright colors, large size, and frequently elevated location...

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