Category Archives: Food

Mushroom Blooms

The Mushroom Logs are finally becoming productive. And we are eating them if the slugs dont get to them first.  We have decided the best place to keep them now is in the bath, in the bathroom, as otherwise we … Continue reading

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Shitake Mushroom Bloom

  Finally got a Shitake mushroom before the slugs and slaters got to it. I think the oak logs used take a lot longer than the willow and elm logs we have also been using for the oyster mushrooms.  

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Oyster Mushrooms Blooming

Some of our logs are finally blooming heavily! These mushrooms are Phoenix Oysters. Very tasty! These logs were not soaked in cold water to induce blooming. They decided to bloom right in the middle of a 10 day heatwave, where … Continue reading

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Pie Making

We purchased a pie maker over the holidays and had fun making over 40 pies, mainly for our lunches. I made up two mixes, a vegetable curry type mix in the slow cooker with borlotti beans, potatoe, chilli & garlic … Continue reading

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Food Stores

One of Holmgren’s principles is ‘Catch And Store Energy’. And we try to follow this principle with storing food. We have been preserving for quite a few years now, but is something we could expand upon. Our ‘under house’ pantry … Continue reading

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First Mushrooms For This Year

  Today we harvested our first mushrooms from the logs we inoculated about 6 months ago when we did the Mushrooms And Mycology course.     The first time we soaked logs to induce flowering the logs did not bloom, … Continue reading

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Purple Gnocchi

Kirsty made gnocchi from some of our home grown purple congo potatoes. The potatoes are a little tough to push through the gnocchi maker but they tasted great. A very interesting colour too! Tonight’s meal was almost all from our … Continue reading

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Mushrooms And Mycology

Today Kirsty and I attended a one day course on mushroom cultivation. We learned a great deal and are now keen to setup our own mushroom systems. I took a few notes and have transcribed them to a document located … Continue reading

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Fungii

These fungii were found growing in the park next to the Nunawading station I am pretty sure the easily recognised ‘toadstool’ is Amanita muscaria. The taller one may be a species of Lactarius

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