2012年4月25日水曜日

funghi success!

Don't worry, this is not a personal hygiene post!

Every year the neighbourhood kids' club plants (imbeds?) shiitake mushroom spore laden wooden pegs in logs and each kid takes one home.

We have four now.

Meg has done three and Amy one.

And so far they have just been decorating the front garden as we have been completely and utterly mushroomless.

I haven't felt too bad though as no one else has had any success either.

I think it's because while the shiitake mushroom farmers are all wetting and rolling and arranging their logs depending on the season and age of the log the kids' club mushroom logs are just sitting around chilling somewhere in a garden.

But today I was cleaning up the front porch when I noticed-

MUSHROOMS!!

Yeah!

So when we got home I showed Meg and she insisted on a photo journal so here goes:


Posing with her mushroomy log (Amy posing with her very un-mushroomy log in the background)


Having sliced and washed the mushrooms.


Cooking the soup. I am not sure what these faces are about.... the google eyed pose...?


The finished product- carrot, shiitake mushroom, enoki mushroom, vermicelli noodles, Korean soup stock and tofu.

She was thrilled with her efforts and Amy and I mmmed and ahhhed and yummmed appreciatively.

A real funghi success story!

4 件のコメント:

Tigermama さんのコメント...

Your girls look so grown up (and gorgeous as ever)!!!!

Bryn さんのコメント...

Um, congratulations? I don't even know what to say.........I actually know someone who cuts fungus off logs in their yard, and EATS it! On purpose! The mind boggles. But I'm sure not complaining about the crack-laced apple juice! Talk about liquid gold!

Perogyo さんのコメント...

Yay! I have had a log in my shed for years that has nothing on it, hope it grows as well as yours did!

thefukases さんのコメント...

Tigermama- thank you! I don't know why but recently I look at Meg in some lights/ situations and it surprises me- she seems to be really changing and growing up... not sure how I feel about that!

Bryn- but I know someone who puts grape jelly in their main course! ;P Will definitely make some more AJ for you this year. :)

Perogyo- you keep it in a shed? Ours have to be wet at regular intervals to work- good luck!