I'm allergic to all of the spices in the Apiaceae family, which is basically everything good. I love Mexican, Indian, and Chinese cooking especially, so getting around that for cumin, garam masala, and five spice is difficult.
So far I have been using:
Star anise instead of anise seed and fennel
Grains of paradise instead of coriander
Nigella instead of cumin
While I'm also allergic to dill, caraway, angelica, and others, fennel, coriander, and cumin are the big three that I really would use a lot if I could. Do you have any suggestions for other/better substitutes? I'm open to creative non-spice combinations of other ingredients, really whatever gets me to that authentic flavor.
Sorry for the titlegore, I only know this plant as Jätteloka and not what it is commonly known as in the english speaking world and wanted to ask you about it. It has a sap that is phototoxic, you get blisters when exposed to the sun. Do a google image search for "heracleum mantegazzianum skin" for some NSFL images of what it can do to you.
This one is spreading in Sweden and I do orienteering, a sport where you are already required to wear long pants and sleeves to not expose skin. The article on wikipedia suggests washing with water and soap asap.
Is there anything else I want to know to be prepared for this plant? Can I use alcohol gel to wash? Do I want to bring some wide bandaid to cover spots from sunlight? Is there any way I can see these stains on my body with my bare eyes or with some kind of aid such as UV-light?
I am wearing gloves because this thing gave me contact dermatitis last night (not photophytodermatitis, it felt more like tiny hairs had gotten stuck in my arms. It faded quickly and is entirely gone now).
I've been going through keys myself but I have other things to do and you guys are super fast so, here's what I know:
The rest you can see clearly in the images.
Thank you for any assistance and let me know if additional information would be helpful.
edit: Help ABITCH! I figure you're the only one capable.
So, I'm curious if anyone has played around with growing king oysters with the plants they associate with and if so, had any luck or changes in morphology/colonization rates, etc? Done anything else with King Oysters, like tried growing them on a log, etc?
Quote Its species name is derived from the fact that it grows in association with the roots ofEryngium campestre or other Eryngium plants (English names: 'Sea Holly' or 'Eryngo'). P. eryngii is a species complex, and a number of varieties have been described, with differing plant associates in the carrot family (Apiaceae).
P. eryngii var. eryngii (DC.) Quél 1872 – associated with Eryngium ssp.
P. eryngii var. ferulae (Lanzi) Sacc. 1887 – associated with Ferula communis
P. eryngii var. tingitanus Lewinsohn 2002 – associated with Ferula tingitana
P. eryngii var. elaeoselini Venturella, Zervakis & La Rocca 2000 – associated with Elaeoselinum asclepium
P. eryngii var. thapsiae Venturella, Zervakis & Saitta 2002 – associated with Thapsia garganica
Other specimens of P. eryngii have been reported in association with plants in the generaFerulago, Cachrys, Laserpitium, and Diplotaenia.
Molecular studies have shown Pleurotus nebrodensis to be closely related to, but distinct from, P. eryngii. Pleurotus fossulatus may be another closely related species End Quote
I have heard some rumours that they have been, and that there is a picture of them growing with/on carrots.
I got curious and added a carrot and some poison hemlock seeds (both Apiaceae) to a bag of pasteurized straw that is colonizing - hoping that the hemlock seeds germinate and that the carrot grows some roots and leaves/stems --- Maybe it'll cause the mushrooms to do better or behave differently/better?
It'll be exciting to see if anything happens - guess is that it will be disappointing and not interact in a positive way, but the carrot only cost me $0.56 cents and maybe it could result in a cool King Oyster Mushroom Kit to sell on my gardening and mycology marketplace, http://www.vesp.co -- perhaps one that is a straw block that's mostly colonized with King oyster and then seeds/root of the plant established in the bag. It could be planted in the garden and have them grow big and large like they are do in the wild, unlike when cultivated on just straw alone.
check out this image of a king oyster mushroom in the wild, and the dead plant it is by: http://www.maltawildplants.com/!faunafungi/FUNGI/Pleur... keep reading on reddit ➡