As I understand it, shiitake mushrooms grow in the spring and fall during cool, wet, weather. I think I may be mistaken on that point though, because the two oak logs we inoculated with mushroom spawn a couple years ago repeatedly surprise us with mushrooms at unexpected times, like during the heat of early July. So this week we found […]Read more ›
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What’s woodsy-flavored, meaty, 10 times more flavorful than button mushrooms, speckled, and lowers blood serum cholesterol, has anti-cancer properties, is relatively high in protein*, high in B vitamins, and trace minerals? Shiitake mushrooms. In Japan they are honored with the same status we give apples. “Eat a shiitake a day and keep the doctor away…”. That’s actually a very bad […]Read more ›
Tonight’s dinner warmed Mark and me to the bones. We enjoyed eating out of individual baking dishes which kept everything warm to the last bite, and eventually was cool enough for us to cup in our hands. We’d spent the better part of a windy, chilly day transplanting the artichokes and red cabbage, seeding micro-greens, and hoeing and mulching strawberries. […]Read more ›