Category Archives: Everyday Stuff

Swale and Berm

This August we will have been in this house 2 years.  The time has flown by.  One thing we are discovering is the rhythm of this property.  This neighborhood is fabulously multi-dimensional. There are hills, and valleys, and flat, and … Continue reading

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this old house – bathroom work

This is the guest bath, from the sellers online info a year ago. It’s a great bathroom, quite spacious, and built really solidly. I like the “retro” look of it too. Unfortunately the 60 year old tub’s ceramic coating is … Continue reading

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cooking with Sparassis Crispa, aka cauliflower mushroom

This dish is using Sparassis Crispa, aka cauliflower mushroom.   The specimen I found was not overly large. As you all probably know I am no good with recipes and measurements.  So keep this in mind as you read through. … Continue reading

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cooking with Armillaria Tabescens

On a recent walk I found several highly sought after and edible wild mushrooms.  read about it here So now to show you what I’ve done with one of the mushrooms, the Armillaria tabescens, aka honey mushroom.  I cut the caps … Continue reading

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mushrooming – and a morning walk

So today I asked Tom if he wanted to come along for a walk; that way all 3 dogs could come.  He said yes!  He doesn’t really like my wild spaces where Rubi and I walk so we headed to … Continue reading

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mushrooming – bondarzewia berkleyi

In the previous post you saw a sampling of some of the shrooms I have seen or collected lately. Most of the boletes that I collected and started to preserve ended up in the trash.  I couldn’t get a good … Continue reading

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mushrooming – Did you hear the joke about the fungus? I could tell it to you, but it might need time to grow on you.

So you, my friends, know I like to eat. I also like to eat inexpensively.   Which predicates that I like to forage. You’ve probably eaten things at my house that include things I’ve “found”. My newest interest is mushrooming.  I must … Continue reading

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