Saturday, November 26, 2011

I'm still alive!

I know it has been a while since I posted. I have no idea what I have been doing to prevent me from blogging. Apparently, I have been out of the habit. No matter. Here I am and with new pictures, too. 

Okay, I admit it, this is the same old subject matter- mushrooms.

Oyster mushrooms, specifically. They have been so abundant lately that I can't look out a window or 
walk to the car without seeing some.

I think the babies are particularly photogenic.

These were absolutely teeny-tiny.

I really like the ones that grow on the bottom of logs, too.

Do you know what I don't like about oyster mushrooms? 
The taste. 
I really, really want to like them, but I don't.
Maybe I am just cooking them wrong. I'll try them again soon, but as beautiful and easy to identify and abundant as they are, I SHOULD love them, but I don't.
Does anyone have any cooking tips for oyster mushrooms?

As I have said before, don't eat any mushroom you are even slightly unsure of. 
Safety first, people.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving (or good Thursday for those outside the U.S.).



  1. Fabulous fungus shots Susan! One of my favourite subjects to photograph. I fry them on high heat in a little clarified butter, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. I like them a bit crispy.

  2. How awesome you find different kind of fungi. And it is all very beautiful and I guess they are not edible right?

    Peas in a Pod

  3. Wonderful shots of these mushrooms. I like the teeny tiny one's too (so cute) and I like the shot of the ones under the log. I've never eaten these before so I have no clue how to fix them.

  4. Wonderful details of the fungi.

    Happy Macro Monday!


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