Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

My mushrooms have grown like weeds and today we picked them.  These are the six biggest ones – there is only one left on the patch so hope more ail bloom.

Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

They do look different, don’t they.  The directions said they taste like lobster when cooked with onions so I sautéd an onion, sliced the mushrooms and sautéd  them in a little butter then made a lobster new burg with them.

The left over newburg.

The left over newburg.

You see it looks like lobster new burg; and it does taste a lot like lobster new burg.  The mushrooms have the consistency  of lobster which makes it taste more like the lobster too.  It was very good.   The recipe said it would serve four and this is all that was left- one slice of toast with the new burg- we ate the other 7 but they did not have quite as much new burg on them- they didn’t need as much.  It is very rich.  We will have this for supper and split the new burg with another piece of toast.  Now we will watch and hope the patch blooms again so we can repeat this.  When the patch is finished we will take the left over spores and inoculate a couple stumps in TN.  I knew there was a good reason for Norman to leave the oak stumps about 3 foot tall and now I know what it is – the perfect place to grow mushrooms!!  Have a good day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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