1. They forgot the face of their father when they wrote that one

  2. After reading all the rave reviews on this post, I think according to his constant readers, it is pretty well-sung!

  3. Just finished it. The ending was fitting. It was sad but satisfying. Sigh. What an excellent book. Moved into the rank of #3 favorite ST book I’ve read so far.

  4. Yes, the bucket is attached using a rope i.e. a "belay," hence the description.

  5. As a climber, I am confused about the use of “belaying” here. Please assist. Haha

  6. It was, thanks! This is the recipe (not mine) if anyone is interested in making it…

  7. How does Maitake compare in taste and texture to Shitake? Always felt like Shitake texture was a little rubbery and not that pleasant to bite through. Is Maitake the same?

  8. Personally i love the taste. After a couple of months of only finding and eating COTW this was a refreshing find. As far as texture, it’s definitely meaty and hearty, great for soups and stews. I don’t have any texture aversions to anything though so it doesn’t bother me that they are a little chewy.

  9. Without any pic of stem/underside it's guessing but I would say it doesn't look like it at all. They don't grow in such large clumps either.

  10. Maybe just fall honeys. They looked very similar except for the color of the cap. Should have brought one home for a spore print!

  11. An old hunter served these to me in a venison stew that was by far the best I've ever had. He said he cooked them low and slow for over 24 hrs. The mushrooms break down and become the stock for the stew. I've never experienced anything like it to this day. Truly memorable!

  12. I’ve made stew with deer my boyfriend hunted and honey mushrooms that I harvested..it was absolutely delicious. I forget where I got the recipe but it was sweet and sour style made with vinegar, a bit of sugar and fresh herbs. 👌🏼

  13. Omfg that sounds perfect! They look poisonous.lol. I love the story behind your find!!

  14. I definitely always just assumed they were poisonous! Thanks! The podcast is called Wild Edible World, in case anyone was wondering. The guys that run it are super stoked plant nerds and it makes me feel like less of a weirdo knowing I’m not the only foraging nerd that exists lol.

  15. If you have TikTok or Instagram you should follow the Black Forager. It's adorable how excited she gets when she finds something and she makes up little songs while she's cooking. I'm in love.

  16. Thank you! Omg I love her foraging stoke, thanks for the recommendation!

  17. You can look at it that way. I prefer to look at it as someone who is helping you improve your communication skills - which is valuable.

  18. I didn’t come here to have my spelling or grammar corrected or judged; I was simply trying to help OP by answering their question. Was soffo_moric being kind? No. Were they being helpful? No. They didn’t offer any advice or explanation to OP, they are here trolling for spelling errors, simply being a dick. The funny, rather rhetorical part of this whole thing is that I tutored English in college, by request of my professor. When I’m on Reddit I’m generally not paying a whole lot of attention to my typing, as I’m not being graded on it. Hope you both have a lovely day ✌🏼

  19. Good job! Anything you want. Marinated stakes. Jerky. Soup.

  20. Nothing. The mushroom is the fruit of the mycelium. Mycelium is already established in the log. It doesn't need the fruit. It's like harvesting apples off or a tree. You don't need to leave apples on the tree to ensure more apples the following year.

  21. Please go share this valuable information with the people of

  22. LOL! Any mycologist or mushroom book will tell you the same thing. In fact, by harvesting and then carrying the mushrooms around through the woods, you are actually helping to spread the spores across a broader area, thus increasing the species' survival rate.

  23. Yes!! That’s what I’ve read and watched. No matter how much of the visible fruiting body you take, the underground network of mycelium is not disturbed. The issue is is that since mushroom foraging has become trendy, everyone thinks because they have access to google, they are a mycologist. I’ve been reading my grandmothers mushroom/foraging books since I was a kid, but apparently all the junk on the internet is a better source 🤦🏼‍♀️

  24. That's not how mushrooms work. It's like saying if you pick all the apples off an apple tree, then the tree will die. Mushrooms are fruit of the fungus. You can pick all of a fungus's fruiting bodies and it does not hurt the fungus at all.

  25. I’m definitely looking into a basket. I just didn’t know if anyone had suggestions of ones they like or where to buy them.

  26. Love it. Always add more adventure whenever and wherever you can 🌅

  27. Agreed. The Vitis aestivalis I harvested added a tartness to my jelly that you can't buy just anywhere.

  28. Well, thanks. Now I’m going down a wild grape rabbit hole. I have always assumed these were Concord grapes…how do you tell the difference between concord and summer grapes or any other types of wild grapes? I live in New England, and harvest them from a nature preserve that used to be a working farm. Most of my foraged finds there used to be cultivated at one point.

  29. Thanks! I’m pretty sure they are fox grapes, I live in Ma and the leaves and size of the fruit match up.

  30. I mean I wouldn’t call Reishi edible. It’s more of a medicinal mushroom used for tinctures or tea..

  31. I read that the young white edges of G. curtisii were edible and not bad once. So I sliced them off, fried them up in butter, and holy god were they horrible. I don’t know how any sane person could eat something that bitter and tough. Although some dudes are into triple-IPA beers so who knows.

  32. Blah! I tried a nibble once and almost threw up. I make double extraction tincture with mine, and I have to chase it with coffee every morning it’s so horrible tasting. I guess it comes in capsule form but I make mine for free so I can’t justify buying it..

  33. Yeah, we need to know what it is before we can agree that it is the way! 😹

  34. Scroll right lol. It’s chicken of the woods, thought the chicken 🐓emoji gave it away 😆

  35. Pesticides from people's lawns/the municipality spraying for bugs, herbicides from neighbor's yards, who knows what else.

  36. Thanks! I did a spore print last night, it was creamy white. That should rule out all the other nasty ones I think..

  37. It does appear consistent with an Armillaria species, likely a ringed honey mushroom. Make sure to cross-reference a few good field guides before eating but Forager Chef is a solid resource for how to cook them deliciously 😋 PS- spore printing is a cool way to feel more confident in the identification. Honeys are always white spore prints.

  38. Ohh thank you for the info! Yes I’m definitely going to spore print them tonight, and if it’s white I’ll check out your recommendation 😋

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