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#1 illin

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

Too far off topic? I find them fascinating. My latest blog post is about mushrooms.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Did you eat the Moral? Here in MO eating Morals is really popular.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

Did you eat the Moral? Here in MO eating Morals is really popular.


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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

Sacrilege breading them!

Saute them up and eat 'em right outta the pan before they have a chance to sneak away when you're not looking. ;)

Another month or so and they'll be in season here, and it's pouring rain. Despise the rain, but it could make for a good Morel and King Bolete season! (Morels are my favorite bar-none. I also gather things like the Chantrels which are supposed to be "better" - but I'll take a Morel any day!)

Nice photo, btw. Makes me hungry. ;)
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:53 AM

I grew up in the East Bay Area (near San Francisco,) and one of the very few memories I have of my dad was picking mushrooms under the big oak trees there. We don't get many down here (not enough rain.)
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:07 AM

I actually have never had a Moral. I have hear they are REALLY good. I don't like mushrooms so. . .

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Think of morels more as"ambrosia" than as a "mushroom"

Awesome memory, creeker!

I collect them like six our seven pounds at a time. They're pretty good dried too but never as good as fresh!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

What is ambrosia? Sorry being a kid does have some cons. . .

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

Ambrosia, I believe, is the "nectar of the gods." In other words, something divine and too good for human consumption.

I've had morels once. A very generous friend found several and gave them away. Even though I don't like mushrooms either, I thought the morels were quite tasty!

The really great thing is that my dad likes to hunt for morels which fits in well with birding trips.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:25 PM

Yes it's common, but I like the way iit photographed!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

Morels ROCK! I live in "morel country".... make sure they are REAL Morels (not False).... slice in half (to make sure there's no slugs) rinse lightly, and saute quickly in butter and garlic. Fer shure, don't bread them! Too tender for that!

Great "shroom" pics ... so far! Will look forward to more!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:21 AM

Ambrosia, I believe, is the "nectar of the gods." In other words, something divine and too good for human consumption.

I've had morels once. A very generous friend found several and gave them away. Even though I don't like mushrooms either, I thought the morels were quite tasty!

The really great thing is that my dad likes to hunt for morels which fits in well with birding trips.


Correct-a-mundo, thank you. And I'd like to note that you're never to young to visit m-w.com ;)

Birding and shrooming would go well together - one of you is studying the ground and terrain, the other is studying the trees and sky! I've stumbled upon my best shrooming sites out birding. Or is that my best birds out shrooming? :)

Sandy: A couple slugs, a handful of maggots - they saute up just fine too! ;)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

By the way, illin, I forgot to comment that your 'shroom photos rock!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

Ugh, fungus... ;)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

Morels, a very tasty fungus. :D We don't bread them either, just saute in butter. Yum! I love the pictures and have always found them fun to photograph. I'd have to do some digging to find mine.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

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Yellow Morel (Morchella spp.) by Laramore, on Flickr

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Pheasant's Back (Polyporous squamosus) by Laramore, on Flickr

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:02 AM

Here are a few Jellies I found this morning. The wind was blowing way too hard to do any real birding so I concentrated on fungus.

This one is called commonly known as a Jelly Ear. From what I have read it is edible and used in Asian cuisine. They say it does not really taste like anything though.

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(Auricularia auricula-judae) by Laramore, on Flickr

These little neon yellow jelly buttons were in several spots.

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When I was walking I noticed this tree from far away. It looked like it was decorated for Christmas.

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(Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) by Laramore, on Flickr

When I got closer I saw that this is what the orange things looked like. Kind of creepy in a beautiful sort of way. Come to find out they are a type of fungal gall that targets Juniper species and only fruits when conditions are right.

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(Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae) by Laramore, on Flickr

I found a site kind of like eBird but for mushrooms, and I am starting to list the different mushrooms I find. It can be found here for anyone that is interested. http://mushroomobserver.org/

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

Wow. . . weird.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:21 AM

This one reminds me of Mario. :lol: What is it?
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:54 AM

This one reminds me of Mario. :lol: What is it?


It's a Super Mushroom, obviously.

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