Sunday Drive to Ohiopyle State Park

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!
Self-healing mushroom grain jar caps

Sunday Drive to Ohiopyle

I am taking Harrington and Liam to PAX East next week in Boston, so Laurie and I wanted to spend a little time together on Sunday just hanging out.  We decided to take a trip out to Ohiopyle and see what was happening on an early Spring day.

I hadn’t been there since high school, and Laurie had never been there so we were due to make a trip and scope it out.

Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park

Get your Slaw Dog at (Totally can’t remember the place)

This BBQ place was up a flight of stairs from the main road coming into Ohiopyle.  Next to a sweets shop.  You can probably ask someone where you can get a SLAW DOG and they will be able to tell you. Its totally worth finding because it was delicious! We also got to hang out with a super cool cat as we ate lunch. 🙂 

Slaw Dog – Delicious.

Loaded Fries – Great for Sharing

Cool company while you eat.

Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle State Park is a must see.

If you made it to Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania, Cucumber Falls is a great stop.  Its a short easy walk from the road and also has a path down to the Youghiogheny River.  Its a pretty trafficed area but is still a beautiful site to see.

Top of Cucumber Falls
Bottom of Cucumber Falls

Rafting at Ohiopyle is in our near future.

There are all types of water skill levels at Ohiopyle, perfect for the rookie of the skilled rafter.  Between Laurie, Harrington, Liam, and I, none of us have been whitewater rafting but given they have stretches safe enough for 4-year-olds, I am confident I can muster up enough courage to try out the rapids this summer!

White Water Rafters

Anyhow, if you haven’t ever been to Ohiopyle, or haven’t been here since Highschool like me, its worth a drive and a few hours to just stop in or a few days to experience all the hiking, bike riding, rafting, fishing, etc.  

Mushroom Growing Naming Convention

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.

7 Amazing Wild Mushrooms in PA

Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of wild mushrooms harvestable throughout the year. Here are my 8 favorite mushrooms to forage for.

Laetiporus Sulphureus – Chicken of the Woods

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.

Easy to Make Mushroom Grain Jar Caps

It’s super easy to make your own Mushroom Grain Jar caps with self-healing injection ports. Here is how!

How to Make: Lapin à la Moutarde

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



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