Kombucha - care

Kombucha - careKombucha is a friendly symbiosis of vinegar sticks and yeast. It appeared in our area back in the last century, and for the first time they began to cultivate it in the countries of the East.It has several names - Japanese, Manchu or sea mushroom, fango, kombucha, tea kvass or tea jellyfish.Read More »

Common scaly

Common scaly (Pholiota squarrosa)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)Genus: Pholiota (Scaly)Species: Pholiota squarrosa (Common scaly)Other names for the mushroom:Scaly fleecyScaly scalesScale dryOther names:Scaly fleecyScaly scalesScale drySpreadScale grows from mid-July to early October (massively from late August to late September) in different forests on dead and living woodRead More »

What mushrooms eat

What mushrooms eatBy the type of nutrition, mushrooms are divided into  symbionts and saprotrophs . Symbionts parasitize living organisms. And saprotrophs include most of the mold and cap fungi, yeast. Saprotrophic fungi form a constantly lengthening mycelium every day. Due to its rapid growth and structural features, the mycelium is closely associated with the substrate, which is partially digested by secreted enzymes outside the body of the fungus, and then absorbed into the cells of the fungus as food.Read More »

How mushrooms reproduce

How mushrooms reproduceThis will come as a surprise to many, but what we used to call a mushroom is actually just a part of a huge organism. And this part has its own function - production of disputes. The main part of this organism is located underground, and is intertwined with thin threads, called hyphae, which make up the fungal mycelium.Read More »

Pickling mushrooms

Pickled mushrooms, cooked correctly, can last for two years or more. Only jars of pickles should be placed in a dark and not too warm room.In principle, almost any edible mushroom is suitable for pickling, but most often those varieties are used that, for some reason, cannot be preserved in another way (for example, freeze or dry).Read More »

Entoloma garden

Garden entoloma (Entoloma clypeatum)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Entolomataceae (Entolomaceae)Genus: Entoloma (Entoloma)Species: Entoloma clypeatum (Garden entoloma)Other names for the mushroom:Entoloma edibleThyroid pink plateEntoloma thyroidEntoloma scutellumThorny entolomaEntoloma forestPodlivnikPre-cutPodzherdelnikOTHER NAMES:Thyroid pink plateEntoloma edibleEntoloma thyroidEntoloma scutellumThornyRead More »

Mushroom processing

Processing mushrooms after harvestMushrooms are exposed to high temperatures to completely or partially eliminate their toxicity, bitter taste or unpleasant odor. It should be remembered that such processing impairs the nutritional qualities of the mushrooms, as well as weakens their aroma and taste.Read More »

Current shelf life of fresh raw mushrooms

Champignons are such a product that you can buy in any store or collect yourself ... and this is their huge advantage. After all, dishes made from these mushrooms are delicious and easy to prepare. But there are situations when there is no time for cooking, and you want the mushrooms to be kept in the refrigerator for a longer time.Read More »

Drying fly agaric

Drying fly agaricThe most important aspect of the preparation of Amanita muscaria is drying it. through this process, the toxic ibotenic acid is converted into the less toxic and psychoactive compound muscimol. If you do not dry the fly agaric, then the signs of intoxication of the body will be quite pronounced (which will be expressed in dizziness, nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant symptoms), while the strength of the psychoactive effect will be insignificant.Read More »

Reproduction of mushrooms

Breeding types of mushroomsThere are three types of fungal reproduction - vegetative, asexual and sexual. They often replace each other during the growth and development of fungi.Vegetative propagation of fungi occurs by detaching parts of the mycelium, as well as budding, chlamydospores, arthrospores, gemstones.Read More »

Witch's circles

Witch's circles or Witch's ringsSince the days of paganism, the ancestors paid great attention not only to deities, but also to evil spirits, to which witches, devils, mermaids and fairies belonged. It was these folklore creatures that were credited with the appearance of the so-called "witch's circles".Read More »

Stropharia blue-green

Stropharia blue-green (Stropharia aeruginosa)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)Genus: Stropharia (Stropharia)Species: Stropharia aeruginosa (Stropharia blue-green)Other names for the mushroom:Troyschling Yar-CopperPsilocybe AeruginosSynonyms:Psilocybe AeruginosPsilocybe aeruginosaTroyschling Yar-CopperSpread:Stropharia blue-green grows in groups or bunches on dead trunks and sRead More »

Lose weight thanks to kombucha

In the fight against obesity, you must very carefully choose the methods and drugs that you will use, since your health and condition will depend on this. Therefore, it is better to resort to time-tested methods. One of these products, a positive effect that has been experienced by a huge number of people over the centuries, is kombucha.Read More »

Tea mushroom. Contraindications

Almost every adult knows about the beneficial properties of tea mushroom infusion (or, as it is also called, tea kvass ). Almost all of its beneficial qualities are associated with a high content of organic acids, which create cleansing, antibacterial, tonic and healing effects on the human body.But lovers of this drink should not forget that in addition to the beneficial properties that kombucha has, it also has some contraindications.Read More »

Edible mushrooms of the South Urals

Summer is the time for berries and mushrooms. But if the berries grow at the right time in the right place, if only there is warmth and moisture, then mushrooms are very capricious in this regard. Of course, any mushroom picker has "fish" places, but it is not known whether mushrooms will grow there this season.Read More »

What is zooglea

What is zooglea, types of zoogleaZooglea is a living organism, a sticky substance released by bacteria when glued. When combined, bacterial cells form gelatinous mucous masses or films. Zooglea is the resulting symbiosis of a yeast fungus with an acetic acid bacterium.Zooglea consists of polysaccharides, sometimes with an admixture of nitrogenous compounds.Read More »

Cotton-leg mushroom

Pine-footed pine mushroom (Strobilomyces floccopus)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: BoletalesFamily: BoletaceaeGenus: Strobilomyces (Strobilomyces or Shishkogrib)Species: Strobilomyces floccopus HatThe cotton-footed cone mushroom has a convex cap that looks like a pine cone.Read More »


Blackthorn (Entoloma sepium)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Entolomataceae (Entolomaceae)Genus: Entoloma (Entoloma)Species: Entoloma sepium (Blackthorn)Other names for the mushroom:Entoloma sepiumEntoloma light brownEntoloma pale brownSmokySynonyms:Entoloma light brownEntoloma pale brownSmokyTernovikExternal descriptionThe cap of entoloma sepium reaches a diameter of 10-15 cm.Read More »


PsilocybinPsilocybin and psilocin contain mainly psilocybin mushrooms of the genera Psilocybe and Panaeolus.(There are several other types of hallucinogenic mushrooms containing these alkaloids, belonging to the genera Inocybe, Conocybe, Gymnopilius, Psatyrella, but their role is relatively small.) Psilocybin mushrooms grow practically all over the world: in Europe, in both Americas, Australia, Oceania, Africa etc.Read More »

Mushroom hunting

Mushroom hunting - general rulesMushroom picking is a popular outdoor activity or hobby known as quiet or mushroom hunting. Mushroom picking can also be a commercial activity - for sale on the market or delivery to procurement points.Mushroom hunting is common all over the world, especially in the countries of Eastern and Northern Europe, the Baltic states, the Mediterranean and North America.Read More »

Morel cap

Morel cap (Verpa bohemica)Systematics:Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)Order: PezizalesFamily: Morchellaceae (Morels)Genus: Verpa (Verpa or Hat)Species: Verpa bohemica (Morel cap)Synonyms:Morel tenderCzech VerpaMorchella bohemicaCapMorel cap ( lat.Read More »


Muscarine (Muscarinum)It is one of the most poisonous alkaloids discovered by Schmiedeberg. It was found in the fly agaric Amanita muscaria or Agaricus Muscarius L. From the subfamily of lamellar fungi of the family Hymenomycetes (Hymenomycetes). Also muscarine was found in mushrooms Boletus luridus and Amanita pantherina and mushroom Inocybe.Read More »

Individual intolerance to mushrooms

Even the freshest mushrooms grown in environmentally friendly gardens and cooked in full compliance with technologies can lead to food poisoning. The reason is individual intolerance to mushroom trehalose.This condition is not so rare. It can be compared with other types of food intolerances, such as milk lactose.Read More »

Summer mushrooms

Not everyone knows about this, but mushrooms can be picked not only in summer or autumn, but at any time of the year. Naturally, each season has its own assortment of varieties. In fact, seasonal affiliation is another basis for the classification of mushrooms.The summer "family" of mushrooms includes those varieties that grow exclusively in the summer (that is, from early June to mid or late August).Read More »

Cossack champignon

Coral mushroom (Agaricus sylvicola)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)Genus: Agaricus (Champignon)Species: Agaricus sylvicola (Coppice Champignon)Other names for the mushroom:Champignon thinSynonyms:Champignon thinAgaricus silvicolae-similisCoppice champignon (Latin Agaricus sylvicola ) is a mushroom of the champignon family (Agaricaceae).Read More »

Fly agaric tincture

Ingredients:4 red fly agaric;0.5 liters of vodka.Preparation:Chop four medium red fly agaric, place in a dark bottle,pour 0.5 liters of vodka to insist in a dark, cold place for 14 days. Firsttake ten drops a day, then increase the dose to 3 teaspoons(90-100 drops) per day.Bon Appetit!Read More »

Salting mushrooms

It is recommended to store salted mushrooms in oak tubs or enameled dishes, cool and under pressure.The problem is that these mushrooms cannot be kept for too long. Therefore, you should accurately calculate the amount that you will definitely eat so that you do not have to throw away the excess, which will inevitably deteriorate.Read More »

Sarcosoma spherical

Sarcosoma globular (Sarcosoma globosum)Systematics:Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)Order: PezizalesFamily: Sarcosomataceae (Sarcosomaceae)Genus: Sarcosoma (Sarcosoma)Species: Sarcosoma globosum (Sarcosoma globular)Globular sarcosoma is an amazing mushroom of the sarcosomaceae family.Read More »

Bioluminescent mushrooms

Luminescent mushroomsHoney mushrooms, which have a huge gastronomic authority in the northern part of Italy, have another interesting feature - at night they can emit a faint green glow. This phenomenon has a very simple explanation - during the consumption of oxygen by the fungus, special chemical reactions take place in its cells.Read More »

Can mushrooms be pregnant

Mushrooms during pregnancyIt will be very beneficial for pregnant women to diversify their diet with fresh, high-quality mushrooms. They will appeal even to fastidious women with changed taste preferences. Mushrooms as a food product are often compared with vegetables, but only with those with which they are similar in calorie content.Read More »

Growing truffles

Growing trufflesBrief characteristics of the mushroom, features of its growthTruffle is a marsupial mushroom. It has a tuberous fruiting body, it is also fleshy, and grows underground at a depth of 10-20 centimeters. The truffle has many varieties. The main place of their growth is the forest of Southern France, Northern Italy.Read More »

Marinated mushrooms

Pickled mushrooms: simple recipesPickled mushrooms are a traditional appetizer, an indispensable element of almost any meal. Mushrooms can be served both directly in the marinade, and onions, green and onions, with garlic-sour cream sauce or simply in sour cream.Pickled mushrooms are part of many dishes: appetizers, cold and hot salads, they can be served on croutons, sandwiches, tartlets.Read More »

Marinade for mushrooms

The classic recipe for mushroom marinade.Marinated mushrooms are a great cold snack, a good addition to the winter diet, but above all they are a way to preserve mushrooms for a long time. This storage method is especially relevant for residents of apartment buildings who do not have their own cellar.Read More »

Winter mushrooms

What mushrooms can be collected in winterNot everyone knows about this, but mushrooms can be picked not only in summer or autumn, but at any time of the year. Naturally, each season has its own assortment of varieties. In fact, seasonal affiliation is another basis for the classification of mushrooms.Read More »

Spring mushrooms

Not everyone knows about this, but mushrooms can be picked not only in summer or autumn, but at any time of the year. Naturally, each season has its own assortment of varieties. In fact, seasonal affiliation is another basis for the classification of mushrooms.For example, spring mushrooms are those that only grow in spring.Read More »

The consequences of eating hallucinogenic mushrooms

The consequences of eating hallucinogenic mushroomsHallucinogenic mushrooms are a pronounced neurotoxic poison that causes severe hallucinations. When using drugs of this group, psychoneuroses develop , schizophrenia is provoked, an exacerbation of psychopathic personality traits, genetic disorders, etc.Read More »

Scaly scales

Scaly scales (Pholiota squarrosa)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)Genus: Pholiota (Scaly)Species: Pholiota squarrosa (Scaly scales)Other names for the mushroom:Common scalyScaly fleecyScale dryOther names:Scaly fleecyScaly scalesScale drySpreadScaly scales grow from mid-July to early October (massively from late August to late September) in different forests on dead and livinRead More »

The most poisonous mushrooms

There are countless poisonous mushrooms in the world, but some of them are considered fatal to the human body.Top 5 most poisonous mushroomsInocybe erubescens - Patuillard fiber - fifth placeThis mushroom is located in fifth place in this top, it belongs to the spiderweb family. It is deadly for humans, as it causes very severe muscarinic poisoning.Read More »

Pancakes with meat and mushrooms

My family loves pancakes! It is “pancakes” that are not “pancakes”. Thin, and so a lot, and so that it would be possible with sour cream, and with cottage cheese, and with jam!But most of all we love pancakes with meat. This is my signature dish and is always a success in any company.And if you use not just meat as a filling, but meat with mushrooms, then in general - super.I share Read More »

About mushrooms

Among the wide variety of plants and organisms on our planet , mushrooms occupy an important place , there are about one hundred thousand species, and they grow literally everywhere. Perhaps, one cannot find such a place on Earth where mushrooms would not find conditions for their development. Mushrooms grow in forests and fields, in gardens and meadows, in mountains and deserts, in soil and in water.Read More »

Mushroom preservation

PRESERVATION OF MUSHROOMSPREPARATION AND STERILIZATION OF MUSHROOMSNot all mushrooms are suitable for canning; this can be done with porcini, boletus, mushrooms, mushrooms, boletus, honey agarics, butter mushrooms, chanterelles and aspen mushrooms, and even then, only if they are young, dense and not overripe.Read More »

Garlic oak

Oak garlic (Marasmius prasiosmus)Systematics:Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)Family: MarasmiaceaeGenus: Marasmius (Negniichnik)Species: Marasmius prasiosmus (Oak Garlic)Other names for the mushroom:Oak firebrandorOak firebrandExternal descriptionHat:in a young mushroom, the cap has a bell-shaped shape, then the cap acquires a rounded-convex or outstretched shape.Read More »

Oyster mushroom soup with noodles

Oyster mushroom soup with noodlesIngredients:oyster mushrooms - 200 g;onion -1 pc .;parsley root - 1 pc .;carrots - 1 pc.;water or chicken broth - 4 cups;butter 1 tbsp. l .;noodles - 60-80 g;parsley to taste;salt. Preparation:Boil chopped onion, parsley root and carrots in water or broth. When the vegetables are almost ready, put the mushrooms cut into small pieces and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes.Read More »

Video: White mushroom

White mushroom. Growth monitoring. Development in six daysPorcini mushrooms - 20 pieces per 3 m²Porcini mushrooms growing Observing the growth of porcini mushrooms for 7 daysWhite mushroom - how to quickly find in the forestMass collection of porcini mushroom and the secrets of collection Boletus edulisHuge WHITE MUSHROOMS grow around the mycelium at the age of 24Read More »

Mushroom caviar from salted mushrooms

Ingredients:For 250 grams of salted mushrooms (or 50 grams of dry): 1 onion,1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil,ground pepper.Preparation:Rinse the salted mushrooms, drain the water, chop finely. Chop the onionlightly fry in vegetable oil, cool and mix with mushrooms,add a little pepper.(Caviar is prepared from boiled dry mushrooms in exactly the same way.Read More »

Fresh honey mushroom soup

Fresh honey mushroom soupIngredients:To prepare a dish you will need:mushrooms (summer, autumn, winter) - ЗООг;buckwheat - 2-3 tablespoons;onions - 1 onion;milk - 1/2 cup or 2 tablespoons sour cream;greens, salt - to taste Preparation:Sort the mushrooms, cut off the legs, wash, chop finely, put in a saucepan and cook for 30-40 minutes. TheRead More »

Morels in sour cream

Morels in sour cream For cooking you need:- crimps (fresh) - 500 g- sour cream - 1 glass- cheese - 25 g- flour - 1 tsp.- vegetable oil - 1 tbsp.- salt - to taste- parsley to tastePreparation:Peel morels (or morel caps), rinse and put in boiling water for 10 minutes. Then drain the water, rinse the mushrooms in cold water, cut into slices, salt and fry in hot oil.Read More »

Growing champignons

Growing champignonsBrief characteristics of the mushroom, features of its growthChampignons are representatives of the champignon family of the same name, which includes over 60 types of cap mushrooms. Champignons can grow in forests, meadows and even deserts.Various types of champignons can be found on all continents besides Antarctica, but their main habitat is the steppe or forest-steppe zone.Read More »

Fried mushrooms

A simple, one might say, "traditional" recipe for fried mushrooms. In my case, these were flakes (a mixture of ordinary and golden, which is "royal honey"), but almost any mushroom can be cooked this way.According to this recipe, you can cook not only mushrooms freshly brought from the forest, but also frozen ones.Read More »

Mushrooms - Fount of vitamins

Mushrooms are famous not only for their high protein content. Almost all edible species are rich in provitamin A (carotene), vitamins C, D and PP. Moreover, the latter is in mushrooms as much as in yeast or beef liver. But it is this vitamin that normalizes the functions of the stomach and the condition of the liver, improves the functioning of the pancreas.Read More »

How to prepare and take a mushroom medicine?

There are several dozen methods of preparation and reception schemes. (There is even such, at first glance, frivolous, like fly agarics infused on men's urine. So, such an unusually prepared mixture (with fly agarics on men's urine) is a natural drug and is used for severe pain in cancer patients). Which one to choose is up to your phytotherapist or healer, with whom you are receiving treatment and who is responsible for the medicine and for you.Read More »

Ads - buy / sell mushrooms

Your ads for the purchase / sale of fresh and harvested mushrooms.Do not forget to indicate your locality and telephone number for communication.It is also desirable to indicate prices. People respond to ads with a price (or price fork) much more often.Do not forget to indicate the cost of delivery.Read More »

The newest mushroom diet

The newest mushroom dietWestern scientists have created the latest mushroom diet, which can help a person to lose weight quickly and safely for health. Experts from Great Britain and the United States are confident that this year the mushroom diet will become both a new word in the world science of proper nutrition and the most popular diet in general.Read More »

Useful properties of chanterelles

It's very simple, chanterelles contain a substance called quinomannose, which is not tolerated by bugs, worms and even helminths of all kinds.This substance is capricious, it does not tolerate heat treatment, it is destroyed at a temperature of 50 degrees. When salted cold, salt destroys it. This means that you need to take the chanterelle in the form of a dry powder, in capsules or infused with vodka or wine.Read More »

Mushrooms - great DIY crafts

Autumn is the most magical time of the year, richly colored with gold, red, orange and crimson colors. Autumn is primarily associated with harvesting, yellow leaves on trees and underfoot, and of course, mushrooms. Now it is very much in the yard, which means that it's time to acquaint your children with handicrafts-mushrooms.Read More »

Freezing mushrooms

Frozen mushrooms can be stored safely throughout the year without losing their nutritional value. It is best to harvest mushroom caps in this way, but it is recommended to remove the legs.It should be remembered that not all types of mushrooms tolerate freezing equally well. For her, for example, aspen and boletus mushrooms, mushrooms (both fresh and boiled) and boletus are suitable.Read More »

Camping bowler: selection rules

In spring and autumn, when the heat subsides, it's time to go out into nature for mushrooms, make a fire and cook the mushroom soup everyone's favorite. What is needed for this? A good company, food, water and, of course, a set of dishes, including a marching pot, the choice of which we will talk about.Read More »

About the edibility of mushrooms

To the question of the edibility of mushrooms: the subtleties of the definitionPassion for "quiet hunting" rolls in waves, confirming the cyclical course of history. In my conscious memory there were at least two such “waves”: in the seventies, when the intelligentsia once again turned “to face nature,” remember? MassiveRead More »

Chaga. first recipe.

Chaga. first recipe.Ingredients:A piece of fresh mushroom;1 liter of boiled water.Preparation:Take a full 3-liter can of chaga (chop it with an ax), poura liter of boiled water, leave for 2 days, during this time, flop 4-5 times,then drain the water and refrigerate. Remove the mushroom from the jar andcut as small as possible, then pour it in the same jar with 2 liters of water50-60 ° C and leave to infuse for 3 days. Read More »

Milk mushroom kefir

Milk mushroom kefir at homeWhat is required to prepare milk mushroom kefir:glass jar with a volume of a liter or half a liter. Plastic dishes will not work because the milk mushroom will not develop well in it.1 tablespoon milk mushroom200-250 ml of milkthree or four folded gauze and an elastic band to secure it.Read More »

Conical cap

Conical cap (Verpa conica)Systematics:Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)Order: PezizalesFamily: Morchellaceae (Morels)Genus: Verpa (Verpa or Hat)Type: Verpa conica (Conical cap)Synonyms: Multiple capVerpa conicalThe conical cap ( lat.Read More »

Mushroom powder

Mushroom powder is a fairly popular way to store mushrooms. First, it can be added to almost all dishes, from soups to sauces to roasts. And secondly, mushrooms in this form are assimilated by the body best of all, since less energy is spent on their processing.Wonderful mushroom powder comes from mushrooms, boletus, chanterelles, boletus, porcini mushrooms, morels and stitches, as well as a mixture of various mushrooms.Read More »

Poisoning by mushrooms containing bufotenin, psilocin, and psilocybin

Poisoning by mushrooms containing bufotenin, psilocin, and psilocybinThe mushrooms that contain a substance such as bufotenin are fly agarics. However, poisoning will occur only if a person eats too many such mushrooms, or his body is very weakened. As a result of the effect of bufotenin on the body, a person experiences hallucinations, hysteria, euphoria and delirium.Read More »


MoldThe word "mold" is familiar to all of us, and everyone knows what this thing looks like. But not everyone thought about what it really is and where it comes from in our homes. Now we will just talk about this.Mold is a microscopic fungus that forms characteristic deposits on the surface of organic bodies, causing food spoilage.Read More »

Mushroom soup

Mushroom soup: first course with mushrooms or mushroom-basedMushroom soup is a traditional dish of Slavic cuisine. Such a soup is usually prepared from fresh mushrooms, but you can also use pre-prepared mushrooms: dried, salted, pickled and frozen. One type of mushroom is added to simple soups. It is advisable to add several different types of mushrooms to complex mushroom soups.Read More »

Drying mushrooms

Dried mushrooms perfectly retain their taste and aroma until the next season and take up little space.However, not all edible mushrooms can be dried. Many lamellar mushrooms contain bitterness that does not disappear during the drying process. Such mushrooms are not suitable for drying.Fresh, strong, healthy mushrooms, not damaged by worms, are selected for drying.Read More »

FAQ / Terms of the mushroom world

Agaricoid fungi - A combined non- taxonomic group of basidiomycetes, which is characterized by the presence of fleshy, relatively rapidly developing and short-lived (decaying) fruit bodies. The typical fruiting body of an agaricoid fungus consists of a cap and a leg (sometimes reduced) and has a lamellar or tubular hymenophore.Read More »

Reindeer moss

Reindeer mossYagel ( lat.Cladonia rangiferina ), or deer moss, is a group of lichens from the genus Cladonia.This is one of the largest lichens: its height can reach 10-15 cm. The yagel has a whitish color, because the bulk of the lichen is made up of the finest colorless tubes - the stem hyphae.When wet, reindeer lichen is soft , elastic, but after drying it hardens , becomes very fragile, easily crumbles.Read More »

Mushroom goulash

Ingredients:750 gr of mushrooms, 50 gr of bacon,1 small onion1 tablespoon flour250 grams of water, salt, ground pepper.Preparation:Prepared mushrooms (preferably different) cut into 1/2 cm piecesthick.Fry bacon and onion cubes, season with mushrooms, salt, sprinkleflour, red pepper and bring to readiness over a fire.Read More »

For the multicooker: Brown rice with mushrooms and vegetables

Brown rice with mushrooms and vegetables for a multicookerOne and a half glasses of long grain brown rice;6 glasses of chicken or vegetable broth;3 feathers of shallots;8-12 stalks of asparagus;A glass of frozen peas;10 pieces of champignons;One carrot;12 cherry tomatoes;A teaspoon of chopped parsley and chives;1/2 teaspoon thyme and rosemaryHalf a glass of grated Parmesan cheese;A teaspoon of salt;1/2 teaspoon pepperBrown rice is poured into a saucepan, broth is added to it, all this is sprinkled with salt and pepper.Read More »

Why canned mushrooms from the store are dangerous

What dangers can a jar of canned mushrooms pose?Few people know that mushrooms can be not only inedible and poisonous, but also falsified, but this is not one danger that can lie in an ordinary jar of pickled mushrooms. What dangers can the most common store jar of mushrooms hide?Most people like to pick mushrooms, and those who haven't had time to rush to the store to buy canned ones.Read More »

Eggs stuffed with pickled mushrooms

Eggs stuffed with pickled mushroomsThis is a quick recipe, from the category of "instant", in case guests unexpectedly come, and they are already tired of eating just mushrooms.So the longest thing is to boil the eggs. Boil for 10 minutes to cook hard. The rest is done quickly, with preparatory cutting done while the eggs are boiling.Read More »

Growing oyster mushrooms and shiitake stumps

The method of growing oyster mushrooms has its own characteristics. These mushrooms need a lot of daylight, so they can be grown not only in the greenhouse, like champignons, but also directly in the open field. This requires the actual mycelium (mycelium) and wood.For breeding oyster mushrooms, stumps left over from fruit deciduous trees growing on the site are most often adapted.Read More »

Internal use of the common funeral

Ingredients:50 g of fresh fun (5 g dry);200 ml of vodka.Preparation:50 g of fresh merry (5 g dry) pour 200 ml of vodka and leave fortwo weeks in the refrigerator. No need to filter - the longer it costs,the more healthful. Take from 1 teaspoon to 3 tbsp. spoons depending ondiseases. For example, to lower blood pressure with malignanthypertension, just 1 teaspoon of this tincture is enough 2 times a day.Read More »

Salad Spicy

Salad SpicyIngredients:Boiled chicken;boiled mushrooms;cheese.Preparation:Chop chicken and mushrooms, grate cheese, mix and season with mayonnaise. You can add greens.Bon Appetit!Read More »

How to salt mushrooms

How to salt mushrooms correctly?Salting mushrooms is a traditional way of processing the harvested crop, one of the most ancient and simplest. Ancient and simpler - except drying.If you decide to salt mushrooms, you need to consider one important point: the place where the salted mushrooms are stored.Read More »

Growing honey agarics and flakes

Honey mushrooms and flakes belong to the category of woody species. Therefore, they need to be grown not in the ground, but on logs. Hardwoods are best suited for this purpose. It can be birch, willow, maple or alder. But stone fruit or coniferous trees are not suitable for the growth of scales and honey agarics.Read More »

Groups of poisonous mushrooms

If you know how to distinguish the pale toadstool and the fly agaric from the russula, this is not a reason to call yourself a mushroom picker.Indeed, in addition to these two "repeat offenders", about 80 species of poisonous mushrooms grow on our lands. Moreover, 20 of them are especially life-threatening.Read More »

Cultivating Shiitake

Cultivating ShiitakeBrief characteristics of the mushroom, features of its growthIn Europe, the shiitake mushroom is better known as Lentinus edodes. He is a representative of the large family of non-nippers, which numbers about one and a half thousand species of fungi that can grow not only on decaying and dying wood, but also in plant substrate.Read More »

Champignons baked with cheese

Champignons baked with cheeseFor cooking, you need to take a pound of stewed mushrooms, and grind them with two tablespoons of flour. From above, all this is poured with three tablespoons of condensed milk, and this mixture should be boiled for 10 minutes.After that, parsley is added, everything is mixed, folded into metal molds, previously oiled, poured over with sour cream sauce, a tablespoon of butter is added.Read More »

Mushroom caviar from dried mushrooms

Mushroom caviarIngredients:75 g dried mushrooms1 onion, 60 g butter1 tablespoon vinegar1/2 lemonPreparation:Boil the mushrooms, drain and mince. Onion finelychop, fry in vegetable oil, cool, mix withmushrooms, salt, add vinegar and black pepper. Put caviar onplate and garnish with herbs and lemon slices.Read More »

Using mushrooms

If we evaluate mushrooms from the point of view of suitability for food, then they are all divided into two groups: suitable and unsuitable for consumption. Each of these groups, in turn, includes two subspecies, depending on the degree of "edibility" of those mushrooms that are included in it. Suitable mushrooms can be edible or conditionally edible, and unusable mushrooms can be inedible or poisonous.Read More »

Mushroom salad with rice

Mushroom salad with riceIngredients:pickled mushrooms - 200 g; boiled crumbly rice - 150 g; eggs - 2 pcs.;sour cream - 2-3 tbsp. spoons;mayonnaise - 2-3 tbsp. spoons; leeks - 5-10 g; parsley.Preparation:Mushrooms and eggs are cut into slices, leeks - into thin slices. Allproducts are mixed, poured with sour cream with mayonnaise, decorate on topchopped parsley.Read More »

Harm to fungal fiber

Everyone knows that mushrooms are often called "vegetable meat". However, it should be noted that there is very little protein in them (in fresh - only 2-4%, and in dried - up to 25%). For comparison, in meat this figure is 15-25%. There is also a little fat and carbohydrates in mushrooms, which, in fact, determines their low calorie content (only 14 kcal per 100 g).Read More »

Fried mushrooms in breadcrumbs

DRIED MUSHROOMSAnother very tasty dish for preparation are mushrooms fried in breadcrumbs. In the process of its preparation, large mushrooms are used. First, they must be peeled, cut into slices, salted, poured with eggs, and rolled in flour and grated breadcrumbs. After that, the mushrooms must be fried in oil and placed in jars while hot.Read More »

Braised mushrooms

STEWED MUSHROOMSFor stewing, choose fresh and apparently healthy mushrooms, which must be peeled, washed and, if too large, chopped. After that, salt, a pinch of caraway seeds, onions and red pepper are added to the mushrooms. Then they are stewed until soft, stacked in jars. In the case of using half-liter containers, they must be sterilized for two hours, if the volume of the can is less than 75 minutes.Read More »

How to determine the color of spore powder

We get a print of spore powder ("Spore print")Sometimes it is necessary to know the color of the spore powder to accurately identify the fungus. Why are we talking about "spore powder" and not about the color of the spores? One dispute cannot be seen with the naked eye, but if they were poured massively, with powder, then they are visible.Read More »

Mushroom soup with meatballs

Mushroom soup with meatballsIngredients:350 grams of fresh mushrooms (for example, Chinese shiitake or others on yourchoice)200 gr minced pork25 grams of dried pine nuts, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed2 tbsp. l. fresh coriander1.7 l chicken broth1 tbsp. l. soy sauce2 tbsp. l. Sahara3 tbsp. l. vegetable oila bunch of green onions Preparation:Separate the mushroom stems from the caps, cut and divide into separate bowls.Read More »

Mushroom storage methods

Mushrooms are undoubtedly a very tasty and nutritious product. But you shouldn't forget about the danger either. When harvesting mushrooms for the winter, you need to choose methods that ensure complete sealing of the container. Some housewives simply fry the mushrooms (even without using salt!), Put them in glass jars and fill them with oil.Read More »

Why does a mushroom picker need a knife?

Mushroom knifeWhy cut mushrooms?If you remember the distant times and turn to the history of mushroom picking in Russia, then no knives were used. Most of the mushrooms were collected by small children and old people. Adults at this time were engaged in household chores and subsistence farming. Therefore, children were not given knives, and they were very expensive in those days, the peasants simply did not have such money.Read More »

Mushroom caviar (recipe 2)

MUSHROOM CAVIARThe most suitable for mushroom caviar are chanterelles and porcini mushrooms. First you need to sort the fresh mushrooms, peel them, and rinse them through a colander.After that, an enamel pot is taken, into which a glass of water, 10 grams of salt and 4 grams of citric acid are added.Read More »

Oyster mushroom, chicken, eggs and cucumber salad

Oyster mushroom, chicken, eggs and cucumber saladIngredients:oyster mushrooms - 400 g;chicken (boiled meat) - 200 g;egg - 4 pcs.;onions - 50 g;cucumbers - 50 g;mayonnaise - 100-150 g.Preparation:Rinse the oyster mushrooms, cut into strips, boil in salted water. Eggshard-boiled, peeled, chopped into small cubes.Read More »

Mushroom salad

Mushroom saladIngredients:700 g of fresh mushrooms;100 g of onions;I glass of sour cream, dill, salt.Preparation:Wash the mushrooms, boil, cut into strips or cubes, chop the onion,pour sour cream to which salt is added, mix everything. Decoratesmall mushrooms and herbs.Bon Appetit!Read More »

Mushroom salad with crab sticks

Mushroom salad with crab sticksIngredients:Serves 7:150 gr fresh mushrooms300 gr crab sticks300 gr potatoes200 gr sweet pepper100 gr ham3/5 tablespoon vegetable oil4 tablespoons lemon juicesalt, olives, pepper, herbsPreparation:Rinse the mushrooms, peel and boil in salted water with spices,cut into small cubes.Read More »