Vinegar Mother

While I was pickling some excess Hen of the Woods mushroom, I poured vinegar into a measuring cup. Peering into the cup, I noticed a gag-reflex-inducing haze floating in the […]

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Five Mushroom Chowder

A.K.A. “Bad Idea Chowder“, with Oyster, Painted Suillus, Shaggy Mane, Puffball, and Cinnabar Red Chanterelle mushrooms. Using apples instead of potatoes which worked pretty well:

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Tasting Ciders

I’m trying different commercial ciders, and mostly focusing on ciders without extra added flavors (maple, cinnamon, ginger, hops, etc.). I’m curious to see what real hard cider tastes like. Commercial […]

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Pokeberry Ink

Fermented pokeberry ink with a stick pen: 2013-09-07 Recently I’ve been trying to identify berries that I see around the area. Pokeweed is common, including a large plant growing on […]

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Cider

Types of Cider Sweet Cider: Straight from the press (blender) Cider Soda: During active fermentation, the cider is fizzy, some of the sweetness is taken away due to mild fermentation, […]

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Misc Foraging

Apples Apples are everywhere right now. They make great cider. In this case I’m using ugly apples that I wouldn’t necessarily want to eat. I rinse them, scrub away most […]

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3 Mushroom Stroganoff

Harvest season is here, what a great time of year! Today we enjoyed Three Mushroom Stroganoff with fresh pressed grape and apple cider. I used this recipe, with some modifications […]

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