Reminiscent of crab or lobster, lion's mane (Hericium erinaceus) mushroom not only tastes delicious, but it's also good for you. Packed with myconutrients that support your natural immunity, brain, and nervous system, this mushroom can be sautéed with butter, shallots, and wild chives to create a satisfying, hearty meal.
Get a recipe for mushroom toasts with a curious mushroom that grows out of moss-covered hardwood logs and looks like a white coral under the sea. This mushroom is Artomyces pyxidatus, or as it is commonly known, the crown-tipped coral. Keep reading to learn how to identify this spring edible mushroom and make a delicious dinner or lunch with it.
Join me on a mushroom walk in the enchanted Forest Cathedral in Cook Forest, a state park in northwestern Pennsylvania, and discover the spring mushrooms growing in these magical old growth woods. Learn about entolomatoid and marasmioid mushrooms or a bright pink red raspberry slime mold that looks like snail eggs. Find out about the two types of violet-toothed polypores and the medicinal properties of the hemlock reishi and birch polypore, and more!
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