Sunday, June 27, 2010

'shroom sprout!

After a week's worth of waiting and hoping, the scary looking log on my kitchen counter finally did something...


See it? Here's a closer look...


That, folks, is a baby shiitake mushroom. We noticed the bud yesterday and decided it was time to finish the instructions. When you receive the log, you have to rinse it off under cold water, put it in a plastic bag with some ventilation and then...wait. A week to 12 days later, buds are supposed to appear. When this happens, you submerge the log in icy cold water to "shock" the other mushrooms into growing. Then you put it it on a damp sponge, tent it with perforated plastic, keep it out of direct sunlight and wait some more...

Wakey wakey, little mushrooms! I need to fry you up with some bacon grease and onions!

11 comments:

falnfenix said...

yay for the mushrooms, but even more yay for the nail polish. what color is that?

Breda said...

It's one of those cheap "Petite" brand ones from Walmart. It's called Tahitian Green, and for some reason the photo makes it look a little more blue than it actually is. Fun for a buck fifty!

Mike W. said...

Yay Bacon!

falnfenix said...

ah, i dig it. will look for it n ext time i'm there.

CircuitGizmo said...

"I need to fry you up with some bacon grease and onions!"

Some tragedy struck and the internet removed 'garlic' and inserted 'onion'. And 'cream with cracked pepper' is missing entirely.

Damn internet gremlins.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Awesomeness!

Soon to be friend up into awesome sauce!

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John B said...

When I went looking for Mushroom kits, I stumbled upon the ones that used to advertise in High Times. I found some spiffy Morels in the wooded area next to a neighbor's house.

With most 'shrooms, be careful and sparing with Chianti and red wines in general. Lest ye end up singing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".

Joanna said...

I am so down with the cheap fun nail polish. I have to repaint every day or two, so it's all I ever use.

Also I am jealous of your potential mushrooms. *yearns for noms*

Bubblehead Les. said...

I don't know, still looks like Haggis to me. Have to ask my Dad on how the old Hungarians used to cook bacon on a campfire. I saw it when I was a kid, and I vaguely remember there being a loaf of Pumpernickel, a skewer and some fatback. But they used to catch the drippings on the bread and spread the wealth that way. Let you know in a few days.