In the Line of Fungi Fire

Artillery fungus is causing a lot of problems for us this year. It’s an organism that breaks down wood and is commonly found across the United States, including in landscape mulch.

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Porcini Mushrooms

Porcini mushrooms are fairly easy to cultivate and harvest.

Recipe: Basic Shiitake Mushroom Sauté

Photo by Judith Hausman This basic shiitake mushroom saute pairs well with almost any carbohydrate. Another project at my farm garden is inoculating logs with shiitake mushroom spores for a crop of meaty mushrooms. Before the more Mediterranean vegetables come in around here, earthy shiitake mushrooms are a treat with all the other early vegetables. […]

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Recipe: Mushroom Salad

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 ate a lot of […]

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Shiitake Mushrooms

Not only do shiitake mushrooms enhance the flavor of many dishes, they are also known for their medicinal properties, including research concluding immune-function increase, and they are often used in Japan as a complementary alternative medicine by cancer patients.

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