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-
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!