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.
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Grow Your Own Shrooms
You 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.