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Question: Can Mushrooms Grow Mold?

Sounds a little strange if you think about it.  But it does happen :D  Here is a shiitake mushroom.


Mushroom Gnocchi

I went to the store to get bread last night, and it happened to be clearance hour, so I picked up two packets of gnocchi, some shallots and some spring onions because they were like 70% reduced. 537 more words


Braised Eggplant and Minced Pork

Plump, firm, bright purple in colour – ‘Eggplant’ as it is widely known here in America, commonly called ‘Aubergine’ in Europe, and liltingly called ‘Brinjal’ in my homeland in South-East Asia, is rather bitter when raw but easily absorbs flavours used in the cooking process. 293 more words

South-East Asian

Winner, winner, chicken dinner....

I happened to tune in to PBS over the weekend in time to see Lidia Bastianich make this seared chicken with shiitake mushrooms. Grinchy PBS however does not have the recipe on the website for Lidia’s Kitchen, so I recreated as best as possible. 186 more words


Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Shiitake mushroom soup is a creamy, bold and tasty soup. It’s an umami filled dish, since fresh shiitakes are involved… it wouldn’t be the same with dried shiitakes, that umami would sadly vanish. 425 more words


Poached chicken with Shiitake mushroom broth

Whenever you want to eat light, I will advise you to try to make poached chicken for lunch or dinner. Poached chicken can be used in various recipes from salads to sandwiches. 586 more words



We’ve always wanted to try growing mushrooms, but never thought we would start them this year…that is until a catalog arrived in the mail, advertising mushrooms. 299 more words

Farming Techniques