QuickQuiz: Pictures Game 23

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, May 22, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I found two more pics to post. Here's the first:

    So, WHAT IN THE WORLD?????????

    qq28.jpg

    Good luck!!!!!

    Diane :)
  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Looks like a truffle. GB
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    It's a fun guy. Just like me. HaHa! The one below is called chicken of
    the woods. From reading bits and pieces here and there I got the idea
    that a fungus growing on your tree is not a good thing for the tree. On the
    other hand, some of these fungi can be used to make herbal teas that
    some people consider a tonic.

    When I was a kid I was in several homes where the living room included a
    dried fungus with a carving on it. A farm house maybe, or a cow in
    a field. Also popular were snow globes, a stereopticon, and souvenir ash
    trays. My great aunt Myrtle had an ash tray from Niagara Falls.

    Rock


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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Looked up truffles and they are indeed fungi. :) GB
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hey Rock -- you got it!

    It's chicken of the woods!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

    They are edible mushrooms. May taste like chicken too!

    I was actually looking for a picture of "hen of the woods", but couldn't find one to post.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grifola_frondosa

    You made me chuckle with "fun guy"! LOL Took me a few seconds to catch your meaning! LOL

    I thought Barry might post -- to say if he's eaten any of these fungi. Or has Gordon used them in cooking?

    Mushrooms are an on again/off again thing with me. Sometimes I'll get a taste for them. Sometimes I'll go for years without eating any. :)

    Thanks for playing!!!!!

    Diane
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Gordon frequently uses mushrooms. Sometimes Enoki, the really
    skinny ones. And often dried ones that he gets at the Asian store.
    The cap is marked; kinda like a sand dollar seashell.
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    But we never pick wild ones. Only Barry is brave enough to do that.

    Rock
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi kids

    I mentioned fungus that had been carved or etched in a post above. Haven't
    seen any of those for half a century. Here is a pic I found of some examples.

    Rock


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