One of our neighboring farms is Sleepy Root Farm. We met them last fall when they came to our first open house. (Yes, we will have another open house! Eventually!) We now have a mushroom add on with their CSA. Last weekend Sleepy Root hosted a party on their farm for all the local farmers… Continue reading Spore!
You can make or purchase pizza dough for this recipe, or buy a ready made crust. 3 to 4 oz. fresh shiitake, oyster, or other mushrooms, chopped pizza dough 2 Tbsp flour up to about 1/4 cup olive oil 2 small to medium heads of garlic 1 to 1-1/2 cup cherry tomatoes salt and pepper… Continue reading Recipe: Grilled Mushroom and Garlic Pizza
More excitement on the farm last week: we got our new watering system installed! Mushroom farming takes a fair amount of water. In addition to all the water for the soaking tanks (as mentioned last week), we need to water the logs occasionally to keep them from drying out and we water in the fruiting… Continue reading No more “Old Faithful”
Serves 4 4 to 6 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms or 1 oz. dried shiitake mushrooms 1 cup short or medium grain white or brown rice pinch of salt 1 cup garlic scapes or scallions, cut into 1″ lengths 2 cups fresh snap peas 2 to 3 Tbsp canola or peanut oil 1/2 tsp sesame oil… Continue reading Recipe: Snap Pea and Shiitake Stir Fry
Some of our mushroom logs fruit all on their own, when they feel like it. They can’t be forced. All they need is time and the right temperature. These are our oysters, butterscotch (nameko), lion’s mane and some of our shiitake. But most of our shiitake can be encouraged (force fruited) by dropping them in… Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new!
It might have been a bit too windy and rainy for those of us in the Twin Cities to grill last weekend, so we’ll try again this weekend with another grilling recipe. If it’s too rainy again, you can always throw your steaks under the broiler until they’re cooked the way you like them. And,… Continue reading Recipe: Grilled Steak with Mushroom Sauce
We have a lovely patch of asparagus on the farm. We haven’t weeded or mowed in that area so searching for asparagus amongst the weeds is a bit like looking for morels – the asparagus blends in and hides! There is still asparagus around, so you should be able to find some in the store… Continue reading Recipes: Grilled Shiitake and Asparagus