"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Friday, May 27, 2011

Growing Portabella's

For hubby's birthday, back on Valentine's Day, I got him a mushroom growing kit! He'd been talking about how he thought it would be cool to grow our own mushrooms - especially since we'd eat them with every meal if we could - so I ordered a kit online for Portabella's!

Yesterday, we finally got to try some out!



Hubby is checking on how it want's to harvest them and was snapping his own pics on his cell phone.


Look at this sucker. Pretty impressive for home grown I say!


Hello Ladies....or Gent's! Whatever. Hello You Look Delicious!!


Harvesting Portabella's...


I washed them all down ... well, I wiped them with a damp cloth. Did you know that is how you are supposed to clean mushrooms?


Look at this Lady!


Here is a cap all prepared to be grilled :) Sorry, I can't get over how lovely they look!!



And here are all the stems. I wiped 'em down too and I am going to use them for soup -- or a sauce. Any suggestions?


Here are the caps marinated and ready to grill - and I must say, they were quite delicious :)

Do you grow any of your own mushrooms? Or are you lucky enough to harvest some morels from somewhere near you? Share you mushroom growing experiences with me - which do you grown? How do you use them? Share Share Share :)

5 comments:

Jennifurla said...

What a cool idea, love it.

Bounty Huntress said...

Where did you get your kit from? I want to grow some too!!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Cooks Garden...I am pretty sure, if I remember correctly! LOL
A lot of gardening co's sell them I have noticed.

Bounty Huntress said...

Thanks! Looks like we'll have to wait until Fall.

don said...

A fine series of your mushroom kit. I learned something new...how to clean them. Very interesting post.