Marvelous Mushrooms


They are known as the "meat of the vegetable world" but also go nicely with steak and burgers. Mushrooms come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. From button, crimini, shiitake, portabella, porcini to morel, there are over 38,000 varieties of mushrooms today. Experiment with different types in these delicious recipes featured in some of our favorite June classes: 


White Wine Braised Chicken with Leeks, Mushrooms & Artichokes  

Learn how to make it in Chicken 101


Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

Learn how to make it in Girls' Night: Stellar Salads


Sauteed Mushroom Crepes with Tarragon and Brie  

Learn how to make it in Sweet and Savory Crepes


Enchilades Verdes with Grilled Portabello, Zucchini & Black Beans 

Learn how to make it in Meatless Mexican  

Enchildes Verdes  


All of these classes are offered at both of our locations throughout June, so visit our  website to peruse our class calendar for specific days and times.     


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A Fungus Among Us     

Mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually fungi, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers, or seeds.

Though there are many different types of mushrooms, the rules for purchasing are the same across the board. Look for firm, moisture-free but not dry, unblemished caps and free of mold. Place loose mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator and they will last for approximately five days.

In our latest video, Shelley shows how to saute mushrooms for a simple side dish.

How to Cook Mushrooms
How to Cook Mushrooms


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Grow Your Own Shrooms     

Mushroom KitYou can experiment with mushroom farming right in your own home. Our Back to the Roots Mushroom Kits can produce your first crop in as little as 10 days! 


Grow up to 1.5 pounds of oyster mushrooms right from the box. Simply place opened box inside away from direct sunlight and lightly mist with water two times a day. This product uses a sustainable soil source of recycled coffee grounds, and one box is good for two separate harvests! $19.95 at both Chopping Block locations.  


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