Black Trumpet Mushroom

Black Trumpet Mushroom

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rainy days...

We've had our share of rain around here lately, unfortunately its too early for chanterelles and too late for morels so its not doing us much good in the choice edibles department. Still its always fun to go out there and see what's popping....Like this newly fruited small reishi, a valued medicinal mushroom. I didn't harvest it since its close by but I'll keep an eye on it. It'll be interesting to see how much it continues growing.

This young reishi is easily identified by the white tip and glossy varnished look it has on the base. Later it will turn mostly brown but will retain the varnished look. To prepare it chop it up as best you can (its tough) and boil it for 1-2 hours in water. Filter and serve...Not very tasty but what good medicine is?

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