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The Key to Safe Mushroom Foraging

Mushroom foraging is a skill that requires time and experience. Beginners who want to do it safely need to embrace a simple three-letter word.

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The Mushrooms Are Mushing!

OK, that might not be the technical term, but the mushroom logs I inoculated are starting to fruit.

The Health Benefits of Reishis

Expand your garden to include mushrooms and you’ll not only reap tasty ingredients but health boosters, as well.

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Porcini Mushrooms

Porcini mushrooms are fairly easy to cultivate and harvest.

Recipe: Mushroom Salad

Photo by Judith Hausman The mushroom salad I had in Italy featured delicious, prized mushrooms called ovoli (Amanita caesarea), or Caesar’s mushrooms, but almost any mushroom with character can be substituted. This “small plate” mushroom salad was one of the best things I ate while in Italy last week, and that’s saying something because I […]

Winter Farmers’ Markets

Photo by Judith Hausman Don’t think that winter farmers’ markets only have root vegetables for sale. Vendors at Gossett’s winter market sell a variety of produce, including mushrooms. Is everyone smiling at the Stop and Shop? I don’t think so. But on Saturdays at Gossett’s Farm Market in South Salem, N.Y., no one looks grumpy. […]