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Richard Powell
Works at Island Crisis Care Society
Attended University of Victoria
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Informative Article on Cooking Store Bought Mushrooms
This article by Lauren Hudgins  is an excellent introduction to mushrooms that can frequently be found in the suppermarket, including some wild foraged ones. http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/06/mushroom-shopping-guide.html
This article by Lauren Hudgins is an excellent introduction to mushrooms that can frequently be found in the suppermarket, including some wild foraged ones. 20150527-mushroom-guide-vicky-wasik-13.jpg http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/06/mushroom-shopping-guide.html ...
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The Secret to Delicioius Chanterelle Mushrooms
I remember the first time I tasted a wild mushroom. It was a Giant Puffball that my father had rescued from us children. "Oh, hold on!" my dad called, and something in the tone in his voice made us stop. Someone, not me, one of the other kids I'm sure, was ...
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Matsutake
The Matsutake here on Vancouver Island is the Tricholoma magnivelare. It is most often confused with Tricholoma caligatum and Catathelasma ventricosum. Caligatum is bitter and odorless, and ventricosum has gills that run down the stem. The only non-edible m...
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Still Nothing in Nanaimo, but Up-Island it is Well in to the Season
I drove today to a spot near Port Alberni that I have been speculating about for some time. This was a new area so I had no idea what I would find. Within a few minutes hiking I found many bleeding milk cap ( Lactarius rubrilacteus) and then a patch of Gold...
I drove today to a spot near Port Alberni that I have been speculating about for some time. This was a new area so I had no idea what I would find. Within a few minutes hiking I found many bleeding milk cap (Lactarius rubrilacteus) and then a patch of Golden Chanterelles, and some Hedghogs.
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A plea for sardines and kindness.
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Is the Admirable Bolete really that Admirable?
Well, yes actually, it is a very admirable bolete. Many say it is second only to the King Bolete in our area, but I wouldn't know because I've never found a King. Jessica Wolf says she just found a Queen Bolete. Lucky girl. So far, for me, Boletus mirabilis...
Well, yes actually, it is a very admirable bolete. Many say it is second only to the King Bolete in our area, but I wouldn't know because I've never found a King. Jessica Wolf says she just found a Queen Bolete. Lucky girl. So far, for me, Boletus mirabilis is the best boletus I have tasted.
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Large Fluted Black Elfin Saddle and a Sweet Patch of Sweet Tooth
It is hard to believe that I could love the Sayward Forest, just north of Campbell River, any more than I already do. I've been enjoying it from the canoe for years, and over those years I have gazed at certian forests thinking, "I'll have to come back here...
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Matsutake and it's Look-a-Likes
Spend a little time browsing online mushroom forums and you discover that some people are very apprehensive about picking Pine Mushrooms (Tricholoma magnivelare) because they are not easy to distinguish from the plethora of other large white mushrooms found...
Spend a little time browsing online mushroom forums and you discover that some people are very apprehensive about picking Pine Mushrooms (Tricholoma magnivelare) because they are not easy to distinguish from the plethora of other large white mushrooms found on Vancouver Island and other ...
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Just came across this modest and uncluttered but extremely helpful site about easy to identify edible mushrooms in BC. Truly capital. I will have to add it to my links sidebar... http://northernbushcraft.com/mushrooms/index.htm
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After finding no mushrooms yet in the Nanaimo area I happened to be up island north of Qualicum and came across these specimens. Cauliflower Mushroom 25 Sept 2015 White Chanterelle 25 Sept 2015
Disclaimer: I am an amateur and post information on this blog for entertainment and research purposes only. None of the information on this blog should be used to identify and eat wild food of any sort. If you are interested in collecting and eating wild mushrooms, please take a course from a ...
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Fluted Black Elfin Saddle, Golden Chanterelles, Hedgehog
Helvella lacunosa  Found these Fluted Black Elfin Saddles today, along with a few Chanterelles and one lone Hedgehog. Was surprised to find the hedgehog! Hydnum umbilicatum Golden Chanterelles
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  • Island Crisis Care Society
    Manager of Policy and Publications, 2001 - present
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Nanaimo, BC
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Nelson, BC - Prince Albert - Victoria
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I am interested in nature, beauty, and meaning. For more see my Longer Profile.

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Two Books: Wabi Sabi Simple and Wabi Sabi for Writers
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  • University of Victoria
    Psychology, 1986 - 1988
  • David Thompson Univ
    Writing, 1983 - 1985
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Richard R. Powell