Sunday, September 23, 2012

Monster Shitake

Year three and the shitake logs are going strong.  I pulled a 10" mushroom still fresh off one of our hickory logs.  Commercial shitakes are grown on oak, which wind up with the strong tannic taste characteristic in Oriental recipes.  The hickory produces a mild nutty taste, perfect for the venison pot pie they found themselves in.

After yesterday's haul, the next batch should be ready in a couple days.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Understanding Mushrooms

Thank you everyone for attending the presentation on mushrooms last night.  It was great to see all of the interest and there were a lot of fantastic questions.  I had a lot of fun pulling the material together and presenting it.

Here's the slide deck that I went through.  I have this saved as a PowerPoint 2010 show, which supports the animations with the pictures.  For those that don't use PowerPoint, the second link is for a PDF, but there are some pictures missing from this version.