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Tag Archives: mushrooms

Magnificent munchy mushrooms

By 5 September 2014

Did you know there are two mushroom farms on the doorstep of the ACT? Majestic Mushrooms of Murrumbateman and Canberra Mushrooms of Yass are both farmed within 50 kilometres of Canberra. You can buy local mushrooms at Choku Bai Jo in North Lyneham and Curtin. A tip for young players, if you want to buy [...]

What mushroom is this around Canberra?

By 27 February 2013

Anyone know anything about a bright yellow mushroom that resembles Ron Jeremy?

Mushroom picking

By 5 March 2012

I realise people might be sensitive about picking mushrooms given the deaths last month.
But I just picked some fabulous pine mushrooms off O’Connor Ridge.
I won’t describe them as I don’t want to encourage newbies.  But those in the know will know where to go to find them.

How does the mushroom signage stack up?

By 25 January 2012

John Dow has sent in this pic with these musings:
I be a little intrigued by the wording on these new signs. It’s as though the sign is for people who have at least some knowledge of what a death cap mushroom is.
To my mind the space could have been better utilised to offer a [...]

Death cap victims memorial service

By 13 January 2012

Announcement about Death cap victims memorial service
 We will be holding a memorial service at the German club (49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah ACT 2604 (02) 6295 9853) tomorrow (Saturday the 14th) at 11:00am for Liu Jun and Tsou Kuei Hsiang.
 Please tell anyone in the community that would like to pay their respects at this memorial.
Unfortunately only Liu Jun’s family will be able to [...]

Liu Jun and Tsou Kuei Hsiang’s appeal update

By 11 January 2012

Just a quick update regarding the appeal that we started last week for Liu Jun and Tsou Kuei Hsiang who died, last Tuesday, from eating poison mushrooms on NYE.
We have now raised around $18,000 in donations – a truly heartwarming response from the Australian community.
Donations have come from all over the country and from all [...]

Deathcap dinner cooked in a commercial kitchen. Harmonie Club named.

By 5 January 2012

News have the terrifying information that the stunningly lethal deathcap dinner was cooked in a commercial kitchen here in Canberra:
HEALTH authorities in Canberra say the meal which contained death cap mushrooms that killed two people was prepared in a commercial kitchen.
The ACT Health Directorate says the food was for a private meal and no food [...]

A tribute to the deathcap victims.

By 5 January 2012

Last night Tomo posted a tribute to the deathcap mushroom victims that I thought was worth a post of its own:
#10 Tomo
10:20 pm, 04 Jan 12
These are my friends. They come from another country and made the deadly assumption regarding them looking like edible ones from their home country. For this they have paid with [...]

Two die from the worst dinner party ever

By 4 January 2012

The ABC has word that the New Years Deathcap Feast has now claimed two lives.
Two people have died after eating death cap mushrooms at a New Year’s Eve dinner party in Canberra.
The deaths were confirmed by a spokesman for Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital this morning.
The victims were waiting for liver transplants after eating [...]

I’m most dreadfully sorry. Deathcap dinner party

By 3 January 2012

The SMH is running with the cause of deathcap warnings from ACT Health.
Three people are seriously ill in a Sydney hospital after eating death cap mushrooms – named for their poison that can trigger liver failure – at a New Year’s Eve party in Canberra.
A 52-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were flown to Royal [...]

‘Ware the deathcaps

By 1 January 2012

ACT Health has issued a warning about Death Cap Mushrooms:
Three people have recently been admitted to ACT hospitals after becoming ill from eating Death Cap Mushrooms.
“The Death Cap mushrooms often grow near established oak trees and are found when there is warm, wet weather. In Canberra this usually occurs in Autumn, but recent summer [...]

Fungus Tuesday. Images of Canberra

By 8 March 2011

The ever reliable Kazza The Blank One has weighed in with a stunning set of mushroom pictures for the Images of Canberra fungus week.
There’s still time to get snapping and get something in to images@the-riotact.com
Enjoy the slideshow:

Mushrooms – a dirty business

By 31 July 2009

The ABC website has an interesting article on the (I assume) little known mushroom war in Canberra. The long established Canberra Mushrooms (who are actually in Yass) vs Majestic Mushrooms, the upstarts.
Majestic Mushrooms has entered a market tightly held by Canberra Mushrooms for 20 years.
Canberra Mushrooms is in Yass and the [...]

RiotAct breakfast mushrooms

By 4 June 2009

Whilst perusing the breakfast menu for Café in the House I could not help but notice something a little unusual included with the sweetcorn fritters.
Great to see that some businesses around town read reviews that the public write.
Now.. if only we could do something about the Ginger Catering’s adverts…
[ED - We can only hope they're [...]

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