As I continue to ramp up my mushroom growing endeavors, I am finding that I need to take better notes on my batches from the creation of the substrate to the inoculation and grow room. To help with this, I am coming up with a naming convention for my grow outs and thought I would share it with everyone.
Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of wild mushrooms harvestable throughout the year. Here are my 8 favorite mushrooms to forage for.
Chicken of the Woods is an awesome mushroom that has the texture of chicken and can really take on the flavor of the dish you are preparing.
It’s super easy to make your own Mushroom Grain Jar caps with self-healing injection ports. Here is how!
Lapin à la Moutarde is French. I made this and it’s rich and intoxicating and layered in flavor. I enjoyed my time reading about the dish and then actually preparing it. You can use the whole rabbit for this dish, I look forward to preparing it again.
~ Laurie Luther @lutherhomestead.com
Rabbit dropping tea is a great additive to your garden’s nutrition including rich sources of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, minerals, and micronutrients.
Mushrooms are great to cook with and they don’t need to be an accent to a dish. They can be one of the stars of the dish as well. Here I fried some freshly picked coral mushrooms to eat with my morning eggs.
Ohiopyle is an awesome state park in western Pennsylvania. It has great rafting and kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and more. If you are in the area, be sure to check it out!
There are hundreds of different types of Mushrooms in Pennsylvania. While note edible, they are beautiful. This page has a sample of mushrooms that are not necessarily toxic but are not considered palatable.
I was excited to see a new mushroom so we picked them to save in case we found out later they were edible. They are indeed edible, but… make sure you eat them fast. We kept our overnight in a paper bag and they went to spore but the next morning.
If you are looking for good eats, here are mushrooms we have found throughout western PA. Where possible, I tried getting multiple images from multiple angles.
Growing up, we were told this was Poison Sumac. Turns out, this is Staghorn Sumac and practically the entire plant is editable (or at least, useful) in some form or another! We are lucky enough to have 4 or 5 of these growing in our yard and this year, we cut down...