Friday, February 20, 2015

Mushrooms or Toadstools?

We found these and more in the dry creek bed on the ranch. They look different then the toadstools we grew up seeing. I don't know the difference in mushrooms and toadstools. I only in the last few years learned to like to eat mushrooms in restaurants. John still won't eat them, he picks them out and puts them on my plate.

11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i don't eat mushrooms either. :) fungi to me. :)

TARYTERRE said...

I love mushrooms. But I never would eat ones randomly picked because unless you know your mushrooms they can be poisonous.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I'm not sure what they are but I bet they'd be damn good on a pizza!!

S. J. Qualls said...

A mushroom by any other name...
would be equally yucky. JMHO

jack69 said...

I too like mushrooms (learned that late in life too). But I would be dead if I picked mushrooms. The girls up in Wisconsin amaze me knowing them all. Mel even raises them.
Anyway, I like it when someone picks pickles, onions, mushrooms out of their food and puts it on my plate. (smile)

jack69 said...

PS;
Seldom does anyone pick the T-bone steak out and put it on my plate and keep the potato, though!(SMILE)

Amy Burzese said...

Interesting, Paula. I eat mushrooms, but they are not my favorite food.

Beate said...

I cannot tell mushrooms and toadstools apart either, so I'm not daring to pick any in the forest. But I do like to eat mushrooms :)
Good thing John puts them on your plate so they are not going to waste ;)
Have an amazing weekend, Paula!

Leilani Lee said...

Mushrooms are one of my favorite things to eat but the only wild ones I have ever eaten are coral mushrooms that someone else (who knew what they were doing)picked (and that was about 30 years ago). I doubt now that I would eat them just because I've grown rather paranoid in my old age (apparently not all varieties of coral mushrooms are edible)

Linda Kay said...

Don't like mushrooms to eat, so I would definitely not be the one to determine whether it's a mushroom or a toadstool.

Lori said...

I love (edible) mushrooms. lol There is really no difference between toadstools and mushrooms -- technically they are two names that apply to different varieties of fungi. But toadstool has come to mean the poisonous kind and mushroom has come to mean the edible kind. I can tell the difference with some when I see them in the woods, but there are still some I'm not sure of. I used to date a guy whose grandmother was almost full-blooded Cherokee. She would pick big, edible mushroom with wide, flat caps, slice them thin, soak them in salt water, bread them, and fry them.