Early this year, we inoculated some logs with shiitake spawn. Around September, we got our first one or two ‘shrooms. But just this week was the first time we had enough coming in to really harvest in earnest.
Ben is smitten—I’m pretty sure his new life goal is to be a mushroom farmer—so I’ll keep you updated on that, I guess.
I’m off to Ghana for two full weeks for work (armed with the enthusiastic recommendations y’all gave me last time I was there) so things may or may not be quiet around here.
In the meantime, though—it looks like I’m about to be up to my ears in shiitake mushrooms. What are your favorite ways to prepare shiitakes? Do you preserve mushrooms (I’m wondering specifically about drying that doesn’t require a dehydrator)? Or has anyone ever done marinated mushrooms in oil for antipasti, and do we think that could work with shiitake? I’m open to anything and everything. Until next time!