Monday, January 10, 2011

'Shrooms in Bloom

Posted By on Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I mentioned earlier that my brother received 22 pounds of tamales for Christmas. I asked him to take a picture. He did not comply.

My sister, however, unbidden, has been documenting the progress of her Christmas gift: a shiitake mushroom kit. (Also: Mississippi Natural Products.)

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There was some time spent in a misting tent.

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Babies!

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And, finally, ready for harvesting after two weeks.

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This initial batch of mushrooms were sauteed and used as a topping for burgers. My sister says that they were some of the best she's ever had. Frankly, I'm more than a bit surprised that it worked at all.

According to my sister: "It's been a source of wonderment for everyone who sees it."

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