Posts tagged foraging
REISHI MUSHROOM ELIXIR

Last week my friends and I packed up our gear and provisions and headed up to the lush Hudson Valley for the day. I could drive for hours looking at the canopies of mixed oaks, mist coming off the Hudson River and the spruce and birch trees. This time of year is perfect, with the dampness from the rain, the late spring water run-off and the warm sunny 75 degree days. There are so many watering holes and summer hideouts up here it's silly. Today we're headed to one of my favorite spots up here - Kaaterskill Falls. On the short hike in I spotted some young reishi mushrooms growing in clusters up the side of a dead Hemlock tree just off the trail path. Once I spotted one, more and more of the red/orange lacquered beauties popped into view. It was mesmerizing. The damp growing conditions seem perfect right now.

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SUNDAY ROUNDUP: Weekly Favorites

If you're a mushroom nerd (a mycophile) like me and you live in NYC, do yourself a favor before it gets too cold and go visit the 'Blue Oyster Cultivation' booth at the Union Square Greenmarket. They're a small family business based out of Ithaca, NY. 

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