You look good enough to eat

25 11 2012

So I will!

Today was the day. After weeks of patiently watching fungus grow in my garage… I ate it. It tasted wonderful. I have never eaten oyster mushrooms before, so wanted to eat them tout seul to savour the taste. Having said that, I ended up frying them in a little bacon fat, but when all is said and done – I’m a bloke! The alternative would have involved an extra 5 minutes and some washing up liquid.¬†Unconscionable! I went all out and put a sprig of fresh basil as garnish from my kitchen windowsill stash.

Feast your eyes…





Growing Oyster Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds : TreeHugger

3 10 2012

Those few readers who know the real pachyderm behind the Quieter Elephant will readily agree that I have the following two traits (amongst some other less savoury ones that I only divulge after excessive beer and nacho sessions).

1. A love of learning new things. The less “mainstream” the better.

2. A somewhat obsessive nature.

And so I joined the Vancouver Mycological Society. Via this I signed up for a day course in Vancouver this weekend about how to grow your own. That sent me looking for information elsewhere, and so I arrived at this blog entry.

Growing Oyster Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds : TreeHugger.

Growing ‘shrooms in coffee grounds is one of the things I’m to learn about this weekend. Yummy.

Can’t wait!

Anyone got any favourite recipes I can test drive?