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Are #Mushrooms Good for You? #MushroomMonday

by: EJ on 05/02/2016

Mushrooms are part of the mysterious food group, fungi, which is neither plant nor animal.  I know I have often wondered what nutritional value comes from eating mushrooms. In this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting, by David and Kristin Sewak, basic mushroom nutrition is explained – and yes, …

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How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs #MushroomMonday

by: EJ on 04/25/2016

We are sticking with the growing mushroom theme this week for #MushroomMonday.  In this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting, David and Kristin Sewak explain the basics of growing shiitake mushrooms by inoculating logs using a “drill and fill” method. 

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Growing Oyster Mushrooms on Straw #MushroomMondays

by: EJ on 04/18/2016

Part of the secret to growing great oyster mushrooms on straw is pasteurizing the straw. In this excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting, David and Kristin Sewak explain the basics of pasteurization and the steps for growing oyster mushroom on straw. 

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Cooking with Mushrooms #MushroomMonday

by: EJ on 04/11/2016

Welcome to #MushroomMonday!  For the next few weeks, we will be posting an excerpt from Mycelial Mayhem: Growing Mushrooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting by David and Kristin Sewak covering growing, cooking, marketing and, best of all, eating, mushrooms.  There are a bewildering array of gourmet mushrooms available to eat and it can be a …

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The Origins of Cheese

by: Sara on 04/06/2016

In today's post, an excerpt form Gianclis Caldwell's new book, Mastering Basic Cheesemaking: The Fun and Fundamentals of Making Cheese at Home, we explore the origins of cheesemaking...which like many "inventions" involves some convenient accidents.

In the book Gianaclis takes you through the complete spectrum of cheesemaking processes in a way …

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