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+ THE MUSHROOM COLLECTION

LES PLEUREUSES…
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS ... quattro
HEXENRINGE...
LES MOUSSERONS...
ENOKI...mushrooms
GOLDEN ENOKI MUSHROOMS...
BUNA SHIMEJI...
BUNA SHIMEJI...
MAITAKE...mushroom...
STRUCTURE... OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
SYNFONIETTA...of THE OYSTER MUSHROOM
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...
PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS.
OYSTER MUSHROOMS in YELLOW…
LEAN ON ME... Oyster mushrooms
YELLOW OYSTER MUSHROOMS
THE OYSTER MUSHROOM LINE DANCE...
LES PLEUREUSES… Buna Shimeji

LES PLEUREUSES…

#abfav_monochrome Women mourners, like in the Greek tragedies, that's what these look like to me... especially in B&W. In fact they are Buna Shimeji, a highly esteemed exotic mushroom in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. About 10cm high. In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms. It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour. This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)! Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked! I love trying new things… not just in the studio… Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

#abfav_autumn FOUND/ BOUGHT them on the Farmers' market. The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in the gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. I wish you all the very best and thank you for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHESTNUT MUSHROOMS ... quattro

The chestnut or cremini mushroom is closely related to the white mushroom and is similar in size and shape. The difference is its brown colour and nutty flavour. In addition, chestnut mushrooms have a lower water content, so they shrink less when cooked. The taste of the chestnut mushrooms is intense, strong and highly flavored and their texture is similar to meat. The chestnut mushrooms are available all year long and they can also be refrigerated for longer periods of time. With love to you and thanx for the good wishes, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved.

HEXENRINGE...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! One of the first appearances of fairy rings comes from German-speaking Europe. Fairy rings were known as hexenringe or "witches rings". These rings were created by witches gathering and dancing in the forest for pagan rituals. Their energy left behind would create a 'fungus' and mushrooms would grow in their place. Many locals would see this as a warning sign, and avoid the area. These here are Mousseron mushrooms,delicious small wild mushrooms from France. Mousseron mushrooms have a wonderful flavour with a soft and chewy texture. The smell and flavour of a Mousseron is reminiscent of Porcini mushrooms. Mousserons can be found growing in groups or clusters called "fairy rings" because of the circular pattern formed when they produce. A small, bell-shaped wild mushroom with an off-white to beige-brown colour with lacy, deep gills and very thin stems, the mousseron mushroom is rather full-bodied for its size and has a fleshy texture and earthy flavour. Its long, narrow stem is tough, but edible. Nutritionally beneficial, mushrooms provide a source of riboflavin, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, thiamin, protein, fat, carbohydrates, copper and crude dietary fiber. MMM, they were lovely! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES MOUSSERONS...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Mousseron mushrooms are delicious small wild mushrooms from France. Mousseron mushrooms have a wonderful flavour with a soft and chewy texture. The smell and flavour of a Mousseron is reminiscent of Porcini mushrooms. Mousserons can be found growing in groups or clusters called "fairy rings" because of the circular pattern formed when they produce. A small, bell-shaped wild mushroom with an off-white to beige-brown colour with lacy, deep gills and very thin stems, the mousseron mushroom is rather full-bodied for its size and has a fleshy texture and earthy flavor. Its long, narrow stem is tough, but edible. Nutritionally beneficial, mushrooms provide a source of riboflavin, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, thiamin, protein, fat, carbohydates, copper and crude dietary fiber. MMM, they were lovely! For years I 'experimented' in the studio, to get that Flemish painter's light? Well, I was born in Flanders, it must be in my blood? LOL. ANOTHER TREAT for YOU, view here, sit back and enjoy... www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzRM4viw-7g With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ENOKI...mushrooms

Enokitake are long, thin white mushrooms used in Asian cuisines, particularly those of China, Japan and Korea. These mushrooms are cultivars of Flammulina velutipes also called golden needle mushroom. The wild form differs in colour and texture and are called winter mushrooms, velvet foot or velvet stem. The mushroom is available fresh or canned, the fresh mushroom being preferred by many. They are traditionally used for soups, but can also be used for salads and other dishes. They have a crisp texture. When purchasing fresh enoki, look for specimens with firm, white, shiny caps; avoid those that have slimy or brownish stalks. The mushroom naturally grows on the stumps of the Chinese Hackberry tree, called enoki in Japanese, but also on some other trees as for example mulberry and persimmon trees. There is a significant difference in appearance between the wild and the cultivated mushrooms. Cultivated mushrooms are not exposed to light resulting in a white color, whereas the wild variety usually has a dark brown colour. The cultivated mushrooms are grown in a high CO2 environment to produce long thin stems, whereas wild mushrooms produce a much shorter and thicker stem. The variety available in the supermarket is always cultivated. The mushroom is cultivated in a plastic bottle or a vinyl bag for 30 days at 15∞C and 70% humidity, on a substrate of saw dust or corn cobs, and a number of additional ingredients. Afterwards, the mushroom is grown for another 30 days in a slightly cooler but more humid environment. The growth is constricted in a paper cone to force the mushroom to grow long and thin. The mushroom available in the supermarket often still shows the impression of the bottle around the base of the mushroom. The mushroom is very easy to cultivate, and has been cultivated in Japan for over 300 years, initially on wood, and later in the bottles as described above. Home cultivation kits are also available. Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLDEN ENOKI MUSHROOMS...

The Golden Enoki mushroom has several other names including enokitake, enokidake, furry foot, nametake, yuki-motase, golden needle, winter mushroom, velvet foot and velvet stem mushroom. Enokitake are long, thin mushrooms used in Asian cuisines, particularly those of China, Japan and Korea. These mushrooms are cultivars of Flammulina velutipes. The wild form differs in colour and texture and are called winter mushrooms, velvet foot or velvet stem. The mushroom naturally grows on the stumps of the Chinese Hackberry tree, called enoki in Japanese, but also on some other trees as for example mulberry and persimmon trees. There is a significant difference in appearance between the wild and the cultivated mushrooms. Cultivated mushrooms are not exposed to light resulting in a white colour, whereas the wild variety usually has a dark brown colour. The cultivated mushrooms are grown in a high CO2 environment to produce long thin stems, whereas wild mushrooms produce a much shorter and thicker stem. The variety available in the supermarket is always cultivated. The mushroom is cultivated in a plastic bottle or a vinyl bag for 30 days at 15°C and 70% humidity, on a substrate of saw dust or corn cobs, and a number of additional ingredients. Afterwards, the mushroom is grown for another 30 days in a slightly cooler but more humid environment. The growth is constricted in a paper cone to force the mushroom to grow long and thin. The mushroom available in the supermarket often still shows the impression of the bottle around the base of the mushroom. The mushroom is very easy to cultivate, and has been cultivated in Japan for over 300 years, initially on wood, and later in the bottles as described above. Home cultivation kits are also available. In North America, a second species, Flammulina populicola has been cultivated and may be available in kits. (wikipedia) Enoki mushrooms have significant anticancer and immune-enhancing effects. Lysine found in enoki is double to other types of mushroom and is effective in children mental development. Enoki mushroom and its cousins such as Shitake Mushrooms, Maitake, Cordyceps, and button mushroom, has become more popular in culinary habit as the result of scientific validation of the health benefits. Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUNA SHIMEJI...

The magic world of mushrooms! Almost like a city for fantasy creatures? The Buna Shimeji is highly esteemed in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms. It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour. This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)! Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked! I love trying new things… not just in the studio… Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! THANX, M, (*_*)For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BUNA SHIMEJI...

The magic world of mushrooms! A world in it's own, this has a diameter and hight of about 10cm. The Buna Shimeji is highly esteemed in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms. It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour. This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)! Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked! I love trying new things… not just in the studio… Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAITAKE...mushroom...

Maitake is one of the major culinary mushrooms used in Japan, the others being shiitake, shimeji and enoki. In 2009, a phase I/II human trial, conducted by Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, showed Maitake could stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients! Grifola frondosa is a polypore mushroom that grows in clusters at the base of trees, particularly oaks. The fungus is native to the northeastern part of Japan and North America, and is prized in traditional Chinese and Japanese herbology as a medicinal mushroom, Maitake is rich in minerals (such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium), various vitamins (B2, D2 and niacin), fibers and amino acids. In 2009, a phase I/II human trial, conducted by Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center, showed Maitake could stimulate the immune systems of breast cancer patients! OCTOBER: Breast Cancer Awareness month... Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! You'll be able to live a life with few regrets! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved -----///\\------Please ----///--\\\----put this ---|||----|||---on your ---|||-- -|||---profile or image if ---|||-- -|||---you know ----\\\--///----someone -----\\\///-----who is living with, survived ------///\-----or has passed away from -----///\\\----cancer. ----///--\\\---Thank you

STRUCTURE... OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus,BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOMS here, this here is the whole FANFARE! The Brass section? LOL. Oyster mushrooms (there are several varieties and subspecies) are some of the most nutritious around. According to R.H. Kurtzman, PhD., they are a rich sources of high-quality proteins and amino acids, B vitamins, and pro-vitamin D (the vitamin a lot of people are missing these days, as indoor jobs means little sun exposture). Minerals such as iron and potassium are also present. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SYNFONIETTA...of THE OYSTER MUSHROOM

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus,BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOMS, they look like part of a Symphonic Orchestra, the Tuba section? Oyster mushrooms (there are several varieties and subspecies) are some of the most nutritious around. According to R.H. Kurtzman, PhD., they are a rich sources of high-quality proteins and amino acids, B vitamins, and pro-vitamin D (the vitamin a lot of people are missing these days, as indoor jobs means little sun exposure). Minerals such as iron and potassium are also present. View On proper Black Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in the gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. View On proper Black The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WONDROUS WORLD of THE PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. I love the detail in gills! Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. These beautiful Oyster Mushrooms seem more like fast growing coral than easy to grow delicately flavoured treats.. Why not take a few minutes, CLICK on the link and WATCH, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished? FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PINK OYSTER MUSHROOMS.

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. The Latin pleurotus (sideways) refers to the sideways-growth of the stem with respect to the cap while the Latin ostreatus (and the English common name, oyster) refers to the shape of the cap which resembles the bi-valve of the same name. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavor resemblance to oysters. The pink colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. This is a pink variety, bought them in a 'festival' of mushrooms... all very Autumnal. All the best and thanx for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OYSTER MUSHROOMS in YELLOW…

#abfav_yellow Love the gills in this! The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. The Latin pleurotus (sideways) refers to the sideways-growth of the stem with respect to the cap while the Latin ostreatus (and the English common name, oyster) refers to the shape of the cap which resembles in the ’normal’ ones, not so much the yellow variety. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. This is a yellow variety, bought them in a 'festival' of mushrooms... all very Autumnal. All the best and thanks for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEAN ON ME... Oyster mushrooms

The Latin (sideways) refers to the sideways-growth of the stem with respect to the cap while the Latin ostreatus (and the English common name, oyster) refers to the shape of the cap which resembles the bi-valve of the same name. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YELLOW OYSTER MUSHROOMS

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. The Latin pleurotus (sideways) refers to the sideways-growth of the stem with respect to the cap while the Latin ostreatus (and the English common name, oyster) refers to the shape of the cap which resembles the bi-valve of the same name. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavor resemblance to oysters. The yellow colour will fade on cooking. In fact, cooked oyster mushrooms all look the same, regardless of the colour they started as. This is a yellowvariety, bought them in a 'festival' of mushrooms... all very Autumnal. All the best and thanx for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE OYSTER MUSHROOM LINE DANCE...

The Oyster mushroom, or Pleurotus ostreatus, both the Latin and common name refer to the shape of the fruiting body. Many also believe that the name is fitting due to the flavour resemblance to oysters. This is a yellow variety, bought them in a 'festival' of mushrooms... all very Autumnal. All the best and thanx for viewing and commenting, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES PLEUREUSES… Buna Shimeji

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ LES PLEUREUSES… Buna Shimeii Women mourners, like in the Greek tragedies, that's what these look like to me... aaahhh, imagination, what a wonderful thing to have! In Fact they are The Buna Shimeji, a highly esteemed mushroom in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed. About 10cm high. In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms. It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour. This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)! Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked! I love trying new things… not just in the studio… Photograph them and then eat your props, lol! Bon appétit! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, READ MORE HERE, new Blog: http://magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/01/about-innovative-creativity.html Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved