September 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm 3 comments

9-22-09Mushroom1GRASONVILLE, MDTuesday night – I looked out my window this morning to appreciate the beautiful colors of the sunrise when I noticed something white sticking up in the yard. I thought it was some sort of plastic toy that the grandkids had stuck in the lawn. Intrigued, I went outside and lo and behold it was a perfect white mushroom growing amidst a sea of green grass. The perfection of nature awes me. Mushrooms were once considered to be food of the gods. Today we use mushrooms in our culinary recipes and for their wonderful medicinal qualities. Culinary mushrooms include white button, crimini, portabella, shiitake, merls, oyster, enoki and chanterelle. Culinary mushrooms are used for their flavor in cooking but also add fiber, vitamins and minerals to our meals. Medicinally, mushrooms are mildly antiviral and antibiotic so are good for easing infection and constipation, enhance our body’s general resilience and vigor, stimulate our immune systems, and have anitoxidant properties.

So while marveling at the perfection of a perfect mushroom growing in the lawn, remember to use mushrooms in your cooking and medicinally to enhance your life. Be sure to buy your mushrooms from the grocery as there are many poisonous varieties SO DO NOT pick them from your yard. The mushrooms in your yard are beautiful to look at and to appreciate the wonder of nature. >>Candace


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Candace J  |  September 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Mushrooms, yum! Killer photo, by the way!

  • 2. Sarah S  |  April 29, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Beautiful shot. Definitely a poisonous one, tho

  • 3. Britney  |  September 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    While the average person will not know enough to safely harvest mushrooms of the wild, should you be interested in them there is a world of information out there. Many of us pick wild mushrooms rather than relying on the stores, especially when choice edibles are in season. It’s a science and an art, complex and maddening, but rewarding in so many ways!


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