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Forest Fungi — Recipes

Pleurotus nebrodensis - rare, endangered and delicious

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Pleurotus nebrodensis - rare, endangered and delicious

One of the things I love about winter, a real winter, with frost and snow, is the arrival of the cold climate mushrooms such as the wonderful White Elf, Pleurotus nebrodensis. At the moment we are really loving the White Elf - enjoyed as a tempura snack in the afternoon by the fire (recipe below). This mushroom belongs to a group of related species, including Pleurotus ferulae, which exist in the wild in limestone soils in Sicily and Western Asia. They are very distinct from their cousins, King oysters (Pleurotus eryngii), although they all appear to be facultative parasites of plants...

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Super Shiitake Grown on Grain Spawn Log

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Super Shiitake Grown on Grain Spawn Log

We grew these super Shiitakes on eucalyptus logs that weighed 163 grams and measured 20cm in width. The logs were inoculated with Forest Fungi Shiitake Grain Spawn and have absolutely boomed. We inoculated the logs with a sawdust spawn inoculator to make life easier. When you are using grain spawn to inoculate your logs, it is important to cover the grain with bees wax or food grade wax as soon as inoculated. After several weeks the mycelium will have taken to the log. Insect may eat out the grain which will have no adverse effect on the mushroom fruiting as the mycelium...

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