| Mushrooms are steeped
in lore and mystery. Their study is known as the science of mycology,
derived from the Greek word myco. Oriental medicine has revered
mushrooms for thousands of years for their health-giving and health-preserving
Modern studies show that polysaccharides contained
in some mushroom species act as immune system stimulants, blood pressure
regulators and cholesterol watchdogs.
Growing your own mushrooms is a healthy,
fun and educational experience.
Kits for indoor growing and logs or spawn for outdoor garden culture
give you flexibility.
Cooking with mushrooms is simple yet delightful.
Mushrooms do not need long cooking periods and lend themselves to
almost any dish from pizza or risotto to barbeque.
Storing mushrooms is best done in brown paper, never
plastic. If left in the fridge crisper drawer, they may dehydrate
naturally. Just soak for 20 min. in warm, not hot water.
Earthy, smokey and meat-like. Great
for stir-fry and BBQ.
White, delicate flavour best suited
to chicken and fish dishes.
Colourful addition to many pasta and
Sweet taste and crunchy texture.
Light, crisp addition to stir-fry or
Float on miso soup for a delicious
Delicious taste when crisped in olive
Medicinal mushroom taken as a tea to
stimulate the immune system.
Hazelnutty, good with meat and pasta.
Delicate, woodsy taste.
Dense, satisfying white flesh.
Great baked, basted with olive oil.
are stored in brown paper bags, in the fridge.
should be stored in airtight containers.