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Category: Mushrooms

Growing and eating mushrooms

How to grow burgundy mushrooms

How to grow burgundy mushrooms

I love growing and eating mushrooms. I’ve tried various ways of growing them over the years including kits and dowels. I also grew oyster mushrooms for several months to sell at the farmers markets. My favourite mushroom for growing at…

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About mushrooms

About mushrooms

In a previous life I was a mushroom grower.  Here’s a summary of how to use button and oyster mushrooms – the most common ones we buy in NZ. I wrote this for people who bought my mushrooms at the…

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients – serves 2 1TB butter, ghee or oil 1 medium onion – diced 1TB diced thyme (or 2TB fresh) or similar herb of your preference eg sage ½ c risotto rice ½ tsp turmeric 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock…

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Quick mushroom cabonara

Quick mushroom cabonara

Ingredients – serves 2 200g fresh pasta (less for dried  – about 130-150g) 3 saffron stigma or a pinch of dried turmeric 3 spring onions 100 g oyster mushrooms 3 big handfuls of spinach 2 eggs 50g parmesan cheese

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Button Mushrooms – grow them at home

Button Mushrooms – grow them at home

Button or field mushrooms can be seen growing in paddocks at the right time of year.  To replicate growing them at home needs a little more than luck…..

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Oyster Mushrooms – grow them at home

Oyster Mushrooms – grow them at home

Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest mushrooms to grow at home.  You can buy a kit and are pretty much guaranteed success. For anyone who loves growing things I recommend you give it a try – a couple of…

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