Tony’s Blog: December 2022

Tony’s Blog: December 2022

How to Identify Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)The common identify of this fungus is seen as politically incorrect within the Canada the place the name Jelly Ear is getting used as a substitute. Why I do not know: Dicentra cucullaria is called Dutchman’s Breeches and we even have Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus edulis), so where’s the problem? Jew’s Ear apparently gets its identify from a belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from an Elder Tree. He was obviously very thorough. Depending on which legend you learn he additionally hanged himself from a Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) and a Hawthorn. Anyway, it’s a quite common fungus which I have only ever discovered on Elder, though it apparently happens on different bushes. Its Latin identify of Auricularia auricula-judaea is a direct translation of its common identify. I noticed these specimens yesterday when out on a walk with my friend John Pimm near Charwelton. I consulted Google and found a recipe for cooking Jew’s Ears with sorrel and ginger. Based on the usual books it’s edible. Call me conservative but I am unable to claim I’m tempted.
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