When I saw a Mushroom Mini Farm for sale nearby, I knew that it was something I needed to try. It’s made by Back to the Roots, a company that seems to be trying out forward-thinking indoor food production systems. They also have a pretty neat mini fish farm that might end up as a holiday present for a few family members.
Growing these mushrooms was incredibly easy – I cut a hole and soaked the bag holding the spores for 8 hours, and then I gave them just a little water each day. Within a day or so, I noticed the little bulbous beginnings of the mushrooms and then they grew immensely each day thereafter. Finally, they looked like the right size to eat and so I decided that it was oyster mushroom taco day! Continue reading
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It seems like it has been awhile since I posted about my passion for eating local foods. Perhaps you were thinking it’s because it’s December?
Nope! Continue reading
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- Tagged Casserole, cloves garlic, community farmers, Cooking, eating with the seasons, farmer's market, Food, Health, home, homemade, local food, Onion, recipe, simple living, sustainable living, Sweet potato, vegetarian
Recently, I’ve found myself in the midst of a situation that makes me feel a little uncomfortable — the dreaded “cough zone”.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
It’s the time when you’re peacefully going about your business and then you hear: “COUGH, COUGH, COUGH”, and upon further investigation you realize that all the people around you are clutching boxes of Kleenex as though they’re best friends. Continue reading
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