Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Mushroom Foray!

After several good soaking rains and coolish (but not cold) weather, mushrooms are coming out to greet spring. As I was passing by several logs inoculated with shiitake spawn that we have here at the office, it was easy to notice the large mushrooms protruding from the logs. I was excited! You'd be too, if you found these, take a look. One of 'em is a monster!

We've already found a recipe to make with these things, it's a shiitake and wild rice pilaf. And it is gooooood.....

UK has several Extension publications on growing shiitakes. They are toward the bottom of the page. Check them out.