Dryad’s saddle: an underrated edible bracket fungus

Dryad's saddle mushroom on a decidious wood stump. Something has been nibbling on this one!

I really like the name “Dryad’s” saddle (Polyporus squamosus) mushroom. Dryad’s are small mystical woodland nymphs from Greek mythology, and these apparently fit perfectly on this fungus. Seeing these tasty mushrooms immediately conjures up images of these shy . . . → Read More: Dryad’s saddle: an underrated edible bracket fungus

Chicken of the woods – an edible shelf fungus that freezes well

Chicken of the woods – wild mushroom

Chicken of the woods is the unmistakable sulfur yellow shelf fungus, and its flavor and structure is really is reminiscent of cooked chicken (if you avoid old, woody specimens). A collector of edible mushrooms must always  be 100% sure they can correctly identify a wild  fungi . . . → Read More: Chicken of the woods – an edible shelf fungus that freezes well

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