Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hen-of-the-woods


Our neighbors brought us a huge mushroom that is edible.I`m sure it weighed about 10lbs.We ate some,& I froze the rest.From my searches on goggle,I`ve come to the conclusion it is a hen-of-the-woods{grifola frondosa}.It`s supposed to help your immune system & has cancer preventing properties.It grows at the base of oak trees.It is flavorless to me,I like the other kind I blogged about earlier best.

5 comments:

Andora said...

I absolutely love taking pics of musrooms..I have them all over my blog..but I guess I don't know a thing about the ones to eat,except morels and the ones you buy in the store..so this is good to know about the one you have,I will be looking these up..thanks..

Andora said...

mushrooms...mis-spelled..lol...

phylliso said...

We don`t try them unless the people we know who give them to us eat them,most of the time they just know they`re edible,there was another mushroom I thought it may be,the name had "oyster"in it,but I feel like I have id`d it correctly.phylliso

FIONA said...

Dh would love them. I'm allergic to mushrooms. Please enjoy my share for me!

Baggaraggs: said...

The KITTENS are just adorable, I am so glad that you found them.What a great idea to carry that carrier around in thr car with you. The mushroom looks interesting. 10 lbs is alot of mushrooms though. Hugs, Robin