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Old 01-14-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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lets not forget rhubarb and dandelion greens(gotta have salt pork or bacon with dandelion greens, to give it a maine flavor)
and when alewives (pronounced elwives) are running into maine rivers in the spring, (many folks use to smoke these oily fish)...and in some small towns,,there an old common law that a widow, gets a free "haul" from the caught(netted) alewives.
saw a show on tv in alna (outside of damariscotta) at a place called "headtide"
a man-made old dam, where they still do this.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Indians showed the Pilgrims how to bury an alewife in each mound of corn as fertilizer. A natural foods guy in Orland decided to incorporate this in his garden so he used ground up alewives. Bears dug up his whole corn crop looking for the alewives. What they didn't dig up they rolled in. He didn't try that again.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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Indians showed the Pilgrims how to bury an alewife in each mound of corn as fertilizer. A natural foods guy in Orland decided to incorporate this in his garden so he used ground up alewives. Bears dug up his whole corn crop looking for the alewives. What they didn't dig up they rolled in. He didn't try that again.
LOL. Thanks great post.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Does anyone know anything about Wild Mushrooms in Maine. Is there a society that is into mushroom gathering.
Each year at the MOFGA fair, there are multiple workshops on gathering mushrooms.

Last year's fair had a chef and a doctor each conducting workshops of mushrooms.

Most of what we have found growing wild here are ink-caps.

I have s-h-i-t-a-k-es, white buttons, and portabellos in my basement trying to grow.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Thanks Forrest,

The doctor thing is what gives me pause.

Oh if you spell shiitake with a double "i" it gets past the censor. LOL
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The doctor's workshop was GREAT!

I loved it, and I did learn so much about glyconutrients from him.

Did you know that mushroom glycos are tied up in the unique cellular structure of the mushroom? Mushrooms are not like the cell structures in carrots or potatoes, and unlike most other foods our stomachs can not get the glycos out from the mushroom cell tissues.

He went on and on about the many things that mushrooms can treat, but that cooking and eating them whole our bodies are not capable of accessing the nutrients.

He gathers most of his mushrooms from the wild. He dries them, grinds [like you do nutmeg], and makes teas. Hot or cold it does not matter, the teas can be combined with anything else that you like in your tea [mints, green tea, etc].
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Can I spell...

...shitake?
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I guess you can if you enter it with bold fonts.
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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lets not forget rhubarb and dandelion greens(gotta have salt pork or bacon with dandelion greens, to give it a maine flavor)
and when alewives (pronounced elwives) are running into maine rivers in the spring, (many folks use to smoke these oily fish)...and in some small towns,,there an old common law that a widow, gets a free "haul" from the caught(netted) alewives.
saw a show on tv in alna (outside of damariscotta) at a place called "headtide"
a man-made old dam, where they still do this.
Isn't Headtide where the great mounds of oyster shells are that were left behind by the Native Americans??

You mean " rhubab", don't you?!?!
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I had a wonderful rhubarb bed that I moved away from. It was an old heirloom stock, not the red ruby (which is very pretty) but green. The spread of the leaves (which are poisonous) was huge. Those plants were so strong and vigorous I expect that by now they have cracked thru the parking lot.....that the next owner made of my garden.

I loved rhubarb pie, but in my family it was usually just stewed (with lots of sugar) and served in a pudding cup--or as a sauce over ice cream.
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