Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mushrooms Prefer to be Left Alone

Or so it seems.

For Christmas, my mother-in-law gave me a blue oyster mushroom log.  (She knows me very well!)  When I got it home, I set it up, and tended it carefully.  I checked the water level daily, added drops of water to the top to keep the humidity correct, did everything it said and.... nothing.  Nada.  Zip.

I left it in a corner of the sunroom and ignored it.  I figured eventually I'd just toss it outside and see if maybe the mushrooms would grow in the outdoors.  But last night the 10-year-old discovered this:
Wow!  Look how big they are!
This morning, I fried them with some onion and made an omelet.  With fresh eggs from my co-worker's chickens.  We split it 3 ways; of course the 6-year-old was not interested.


  1. Interesting. I want one of these mushroom kits but I have never had blue oyster mushrooms.

  2. Mmmm... I agree. Now I want to go find a mushroom log.


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