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Lion's Mane the SMART mushroom

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The mighty Lion's Mane mushroom doesn't look like your typical mushroom. It has no real cap and no stem. Instead, it has hanging spines or tendrils coming out from a single clump, and the tendrils resemble the mane of a regal male lion. Lion's Mane is a delicious, nutritious gourmet edible mushroom, and is quite tasty! They are also highly prized for their medicinal properties and their healing effect on the brain and nervous system. As food, they're great alone or in a dish with other ingredients and prized for their texture and ability to absorb other flavors.  When cooked,...

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Chicken of the Woods - The VIBRANT Mushroom

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The chicken of the woods mushroom can be as impressive in size as it is vibrant in it's yellow-orange colors, and has only recently made its way from the wild, into cultivation.  Often called "CoW", the chicken of the woods mushroom has a meaty taste. Some think it tastes like its chicken namesake; others describe the flavor as being more like crab or lobster. Whatever your opinion, the chicken mushroom makes a great substitute for meat in almost any dish. Blooms:Summer through Fall Chicken of the Woods is pleasantly firm and meaty. It’s best (and most easily digestible) to eat...

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Oyster - The ELEGANT Mushroom

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The elegant Oyster Mushroom is a common wild, edible mushroom that was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. One of the easiest mushrooms to grow, oyster mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal ingredient. They have a rich history in traditional Chinese medicine from as early as 3,000 years ago, particularly as a tonic for the immune system.  Oyster mushrooms are delicate, tender and cook very quickly. This makes them a great option for quick meals, vibrant stir-frys...

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Shiitake ~ the Mushroom of LOVE

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"Shiitakes have been cultivated in China and Japan for 2,000 years. In Japanese, shii means “from a hardwood tree,” and take means “mushroom.” In its fresh form, the shiitake mushroom has a rich, buttery, meaty flavor quite unlike the flavors of other mushroom varieties. When dried, the shiitake’s flavors concentrate to a smoky richness..." - Fine Cooking, how to choose, store, prepare Shiitake Mushrooms https://www.finecooking.com/ingredient/shiitake-mushrooms# All about the Shiitake: How to Grow a Shiitake Log - Youtube The Shiitake Mushroom- A History in Magic and Folklore Shiitake Lore What Are Shiitake Mushrooms Good For? What's New and Beneficial about Shiitake...

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HOW to care for your mushroom log

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First....do nothing.  It's hard, i know, but you can do it!  Just keep your log inside with you until spring, and don't fuss with it. Your mushroom is alive inside your log and is colonizing your log.  This takes time. The mushroom spawn we inoculated your log with, is knitting itself together building a hidden mycelium mat inside the log.  Once the mat is formed, your mushroom will recognize the limits of its available food source (the log) and will want to bloom in order to survive.  We eat the blooms, the mushrooms.    Keep your mushroom log inside over...

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