The sunshine food – mushrooms!

Mushrooms

Add light and grow your own vitamin D! Mushrooms are the only item in your produce section that can perform this feat.

Vinny presents  a photo-story today, for your viewing pleasure.

Grow mushrooms in your own castle

A mini mushroom farm arrives in the mail

Growing mushrooms

Slit the plastic, add water and some sunshine, and wait. Mist twice daily to keep it all moist.

Growing mushrooms

Overnight, MAJIC! Look at all those little blue-headed mushroom caps that popped up while we slept :)

Growing mushrooms

In a few days, they’re big enough to eat!

Harvest them, and make yourself a mushroom omelet - mmmm!

Harvest them, and make yourself a mushroom omelet – mmmm!

Read a story about mushrooms and learn more about their goodness, here.

Order your own mushroom farm (this plug is entirely unsolicited and freely given), here.

Easy Mushroom Omelet

  • One bunch of  mushrooms from your own mushroom farm (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach (if you have it)
  • a little sea salt and some pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons or so of grated romano or parmesan cheese
  • 1 or 2 eggs, lightly whisked

Cook it up

  1. If your mushrooms are dried out, soak them in enough boiling water to cover for half an hour or so. Then chop them up into pieces the size of your little fingernail.
  2. Chop up some onion and spinach (if using)  into similar-sized pieces.
  3. To a cast-iron or nonstick frying pan, add the oil. On medium heat saute the onions and mushrooms until they are limp and brown. Throw in the spinach and the cheese, stir and add salt and pepper to taste. Take the mixture out of the frying pan and put it onto a small plate.
  4. Add a dab more oil to the pan if needed and pour the whisked egg(s) into the hot pan. The eggs should begin to set almost immediately. Spread the mushroom mixture over half the egg. Once it has set completely, use a metal spatula to flip the egg over the mushrooms, then to serve the entire omelet onto your plate.
A breakfast fit for a Queene

A breakfast fit for a Faerie Queene

FYI – Vinny’s posting every two weeks, on Tuesdays still, during the summer. Hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday, sampling fresh fruits and veggies from local gardens. YUM! :)
PS Vinny’s alter ego (Sharon) made her weight loss goal since our last post – 30 pounds gone forever. Thanks, Dr. Moreno, for your helpful science-based advice.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. limseeyee
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 04:48:34

    WOW!!!
    AMAZING!!!
    Mind follow me too??
    =)

    Reply

  2. TasteThat!
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 13:32:03

    Great post, I always want to try the mushroom grow kits. How many harvests do you typically get?

    Reply

  3. wolfmamaskitchen
    Jun 12, 2013 @ 13:54:36

    Thanks, Vinny–this sounds great!
    (and many congrats, Sharon!)

    Reply

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