Monday, June 05, 2006


this is my "signs of summer" intake.
these mushroom/fungus I found on my neighbour's tree.
Looked like big pancakes. Hav to try some of Mary's
"fixin's" on these.

9 comments:

moo said...

Lemon and sugar - that's all they need! Ummmm yummy!! Amazing things Val! I like this shot and your comp!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A lovely shot, Val!!! Great capture, nice colors and tones. These look like Polyporous squamosa. I hope you are careful what you eat. Not all mushrooms are edible!! Some are poisonous! I sure do love mushrooms, though!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It is going to take me a while to catch up with commenting after my trip. Lots to catch up with!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I read somewhere on line: " Those are Dryad's saddles, Polyporous squamosas, and yes you can eat them. They're best when you pick them small." However, I don't trust everything I read on line and would best check a book unless you already know they are safe.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Under www.mushrooms.org.uk, it is listed under edible but not under edible and good--do you eat these, Kate? Are they good?

moo said...

Mary I think you missed Val's comment that they look like big pancakes. And for pancakes I just like plain and simple lemon and sugar. I figure that was what Val was referring to when she suggested trying some of your "fixins" on them.
We'll make allowances for you LOL -you've just come back from camp!!!

I used to have a book called Food for Free and tried a few wild mushrooms then. But once when I tried some that I thought I'd identified growing in our neighbour's garden we were all sick so now we don't pick any to eat.

valerie said...

I don't particularly like maushrooms and I would not eat anything that grew on the north side of the tree. Fungus... yech, taking no chances, but they are colourful.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yes, they do look like big pankcakes!!!! Yummy pancakes at that, I guess when I read it, I was too nervous about the idea of eating them to make that connection (plus I think it was late at night here.) I've been so busy.)

I DO LIKE MUSHROOMS and I DO eat wild ones!!! But not with a lot of care!

4 mycology professors went out collecting mushrooms toether an they all died. DIED!

and they were ssupposed to know what they were doing.

ANyway, it IS a nice photo!

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