Category: plantsarecool

Daisy Soup for Dinner Parties

This is a neat ‘magic’ trick to impress your friends at dinner parties. Well… It really is the sort if thing that only a forager would do! Ingredients Any soup… Read More

Laughing Gym aka Gymnopilus junionius

I originally thought that this was a Pholiota and the old specifies names for Gymnopilus junionius was indeed Pholiota spectabilis and it’s certainly pretty spectacular. Some subspecies contain psilocybin are… Read More

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is common on fallen or dying hardwood trees and is delicious (above). Branched Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus cornucopioides) smelled wonderful but didn’t pick them this time (below).

An Early Timeline of Herbal Medicine.

At a Neanderthal burial site at Shanidar Cave, Iraq, discovered in 1960, archaeologists found the body had been buried with eight species of medicinal plants. This site is some 60,000-80,000… Read More