I have been brewing and drinking my own kombucha for years. I like the taste, I like the bubbles, and it's a fun and relatively low-maintenance hobby in the realm of brewing things (way less involved than beer, for instance). What I'm wondering is if there is any actual known proven non-woo benefit of drinking the stuff. There's so much crap online it's difficult to sort through. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Mar 17, 2013 -
Was I hallucinating? When I was a little kid in Army housing in Bamberg, Germany I saw a "Fire Flower" while I was out playing. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Best Use For Lots of Leftover, Meaty Risotto? I accidentally made more like Risotto for 4 rather than two, and one person hardly ate as Risotto is very filling. What are the best uses for lots of Risotto besides sitting in my fridge laughing at me.? What other meals can I use it in or as a part of? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 3, 2011 -
With all the rain we have had lately, there are a lot of mushrooms growing in the woods. I started reading about mushroom hunting and some mycologists claim that Chicken Mushrooms are reasonably safe to pick & eat. I recalled that there was an oak tree nearby that had been felled by Hurricane Irene, so I walk out to it and look. Sure enough, what I am fairly certain is a Laetiporus Sulphureus
growing from the snapped trunk. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Sep 28, 2011 -
I've always loved portabella mushroom sandwiches with roasted red peppers and some goat cheese. This week I discovered I also love portabella pizzas - substituting the mushroom cap as the crust of the pizza. Can you tell me more portabella recipes I might love? [more inside]
posted by corn_bread
on Aug 17, 2011 -
Kingdom of Fungi. Do people who live in the Pacific Northwest have more yeast infections, mold in their houses, and mushrooms in their woods?
posted by MidSouthern Mouth
on Aug 13, 2011 -
I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
posted by gilrain
on May 11, 2011 -
How powerful of a microscope do I need to identify spores when mushroom hunting? Is 100x enough? [more inside]
posted by tweaqslug
on Apr 6, 2009 -
Where can I find a mushroom umbrella for sale on the internets? More specifically, an umbrella that looks like the fly agaric. [more inside]
posted by wo
on Apr 3, 2009 -
What are your most flavorful and amazing recipes for a wild mushroom pasta or saute? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Mar 17, 2009 -
What simple pasta dish has just mushrooms and garlic and olive oil and some spices? [more inside]
posted by davathar
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Should-I-eat-it-Filter?: It's not bad or old, but it was growing in poison ivy. It
is a wild mushroom. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Sep 24, 2008 -
FungusFilter: I have an unpleasant intenstinal reaction to shiitake mushrooms. A nibble off of one is enough to set it off. This is a fairly new thing for me (I used to be able to eat them, though fortunately for me, I was never a big fan). Regular cap mushrooms and portobellos are fine. This leaves a lot of other mushrooms (porcini, etc) in the twilight zone.
Based on this limited knowledge, are there other mushrooms I should avoid? Experimenting with every mushroom that comes along could get pretty ugly.
posted by adamrice
on Apr 9, 2008 -
There's a mushroom growing from the grout under our bath tub. How do I effectively get rid of it (are there fungicides I can use?) and how can we prevent it from coming back? [more inside]
posted by DrSkrud
on Nov 6, 2007 -
My wife, and her family, insist that "white" supermarket mushrooms must be "peeled" (or, barring that, washed) prior to eating. I always ate the things right out of the package, possibly using a brush to get the black stuff (dirt? mushroom grower poop?) off, if I think of it. Do mushrooms need
to be peeled or cleaned?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Can anyone help identify this mushroom that has emerged in our garden?
We are in San Francisco and since these shots were taken, this critter has grown to approximately 13" across. Neither of us has seen anything this big here before... And critically, might it be edible?
Mycophiles, your thoughts?
posted by Mmothra
on Aug 14, 2007 -
FungusFilter: Can anyone identify this fungus
, spotted in my back yard? Each one is about the size of a pea. I'm in central Texas, where we've been getting unusually heavy rainfall lately.
posted by adamrice
on Jul 8, 2007 -