Cantharellus subalbidus AKA the white chanterelle. These were old when I found them, but I love the look of aging mushrooms. These white chanterelles are only found in the PNW and parts of northern California. I am honestly surprised to have found any sign of them so late in the season!
Our top 5 medicinal mushrooms🍄❤️
Its been really great to connect & hear how mushrooms have positively affected your lives. This open dialog is what we’re here for! Thank you for sharing with us and happy Sunday friends❤️
Sunday’s are for cooking in my house. Meal prep for the coming week is always a must, otherwise things can really fall apart and fast food often gets involved. These stuffed portobello mushrooms didn’t last long enough to be part of this week’s lunch menu, but at least I got a quick snap. What’s inside? Tuna, avocado oil, black pepper, green onion, spinach, and tomato, baked with a creamy havarti and some guac on the side. 😋
Recipe Alert 🚨: Cheesy Veggie Herb Mushroom Pasta on our YouTube Channel (link in bio)🙌! Our vegetarian friends said, “Don’t forget about us😉.” We tried a dairy-free cheese & this dish turned out pretty damn good. It only took 10 minutes to make🙌! #FoodChasers inspires #FoodMakers
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Lactarius rubidus (Candy caps) - These mushrooms are used primarily for flavoring because of the sweet maple like smell they produce when dried. These ones smell particularly strong, Found with @dparnooch
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Day 15 and third Advent.
A popular myth regarding A. muscaria, is that the Vikings ingested the fly agaric, or mead, spiked with fly agaric to go berserk. This narrarive is not based on historical grounds, and can be traced back to one persons speculations. A student of Carl Von Linné by the name of Samuel Ödman, who published his theory back in 1784 after hearing about A. muscaria being consumed in russia, to the east of Sweden, some even believed Odin was a historical person who came from that same direction.
It is said the Vikings would ingest A. muscaria prior to battle and become blinded by rage to the point that they would kill anyone, even people fighting on the same side. As stated before, there is no truth to this, it is said that berserk warriors existed, but that they were sellswords that had swore an oath to Odin and during battle they became possessed by an animal spirit, like a bear or wolf.
The truth behind this is also shaky, there are many myths surrounding the Vikings, most have their roots in 19th-century national romance.
The fly agaric has been used as a drug by several groups through history and it's quite possible that the Vikings did use it from time to time, just not prior to or during battle. Considering peoples knowledge about nature and how to use herbs it is unlikely that no experimentation with this conspicuous mushroom took place.
Another theory speculated in, is that the Vikings used the herb "henbane" that possess the same effects as A. muscaria, trans-like states, irrational behaviour and with the added effects of pain relief and the inability to recognize faces, the herb have even been found in a viking grave. Maybe this explains why they sometimes went berserk and attacked both friends and foe when in battle.