Poisonous or suspect mushroom
When fall season begins, mushrooms pop-up everywhere sticking and crying out to be picked. Lucky for those mushroom pickers when they find a secret place in the woods for they will surely come home with their baskets full. Hubby does not fancy mushroom, he thinks it’s kind of bleh! But I like the button mushrooms fried with other vegies. Besides, it’s the only mushroom I can identify whenever I stumble one. I wouldn’t dare pick strange looking mushrooms cos I know some of them are poisonous.
My mother hadn’t served mushroom dishes on our dining table. I don’t know, but she mustn’t like it, or mushrooms are not prevalent in Davao. But I do remember we had a neighbor who used to cultivate mushrooms for a living. But having mushrooms for dinner wasn’t at all pleasing. When I was little, I thought mushrooms were dog pee, that wherever dogs peed there it grew. Silly thought…
Bombchell in Atlanta says
different mushroom stories scare me, lol, so if i ever need mushrooms I’ll stick to the grocery store lol. Im not that courageous.
Hi Bombchell, thanks for dropping by. Stories might be scary but mushrooms are not what we thought they are. I’m scared to pick the poisonous ones though, so I prefer the grocery, too. 🙂
Mushrooms with flat tops are usually poisonous. The edible varieties of mushrooms are those with round tops. We have plenty of mushrooms here in Ilocos Norte and edible ones are usually found in forests and mountainsides. It’s difficult to gather them that is why they are sold at high prices.
Jess, now I know that flat tops are poisonous, I didn’t know this before. And yes, the button mushrooms I like, have round tops. To think that our forests and mountains are located in far-flung areas, too.
Korek! That is why gathering mushrooms is a risky job because edible mushrooms usually grow during the wet season in the Philippines. I even experienced having bitten by a snake and fell from a 20-foot cliff gathering mushrooms. Maybe it was sheer luck that I’m still alive today and commenting again on this post 🙂
I dont eat mushroom too, and I dont know how they taste. However, the mushroom you have in the pic- is that edible? i know some which are poisonous too.
Farah, that is not edible. For me, it looks like poohs. I seldom eat mushroom, too cos Leif doesn’t like it. But his mother usually add some to a sauce.
Hi Marlene, am back hehehe I been silent for so long… by the way… i love eating edible mushrooms…
Welcome back, Juler! Matagal ka ring nawala ha. Musta na raket, hahaa! Kumakarin ka rin pala ng edible mushroom.
Ooo… I absolutely love mushrooms! It absorbs flavors wonderfully and ooo… yum, yum, yum!
Rozella, I didn’t know before that mushroom tastes good. 🙂
I don’t know anything about mushrooms. But give me plate of “ginisang mushroom” and I’ll surely eat it with gusto.
advance happy bday friend!
Bajoyy! Nasaag lagi ka diri, hahaa! Musta naman! Asa naman ka ron? You said before you’d fly somewhere, Malaysia ba to?
I’m sooo glad you’ve found my little blog, Joyy. And treat me with ginisang mushroom someday, I’d love it.
Haa? Dugay pa to no, ayaw sa ko ipa-remind sa akong age, hehee!
I really love eating mushroom. Sizzling mushroom with garlic. Sabi nila yung ibang mushroom daw sa paligid ihi ng aso? Totoo ba yun? Wahehehe gang ngayun confuse ako dyan.