Back to the Roots Mushroom Garden

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Look what I just got in the mail!  A Back to the Roots Grow your own Mushroom Garden! I’m so excited to try it out.  According to the folks at Back to the Roots, this  Easy-to-Grow Mushroom Garden, now lets anyone grow up to 1 1/2 lbs of gourmet oyster mushrooms in as little as 10 days…right out of the little brown box! Just set on a windowsill, mist twice a day, and watch them pop right out by day 7! The soil inside is composed entirely of recycled coffee grounds – a safe & sustainable soil for the mushrooms. What a great family/kids/school project (they love the 10 days part!), and also fab for those who just love fresh, sustainable, and locally grown food!  I’ll be posting pics on day 7 and thereafter so you can check out the mushrooms I grow.

And here’s the good part. I’ll be doing a giveaway of one of these lovely boxes.  Leave me a comment below telling me how you like to use mushrooms, or how you might use this cool project, and you’ll be entered into the drawing. I’ll announce the winner of the giveaway one week from today.  Get your spores on!

Allergy Friendly Friday 7/29/11

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Allergy Friendly Friday

(TGIAFF)

It’s the last day of my vacation.  This is a picture of my son Monte and his friend Milu hugging the canoe.  Tomorrow I fly back to Los Angeles, and Monday I get back to finishing the first draft of my new cookbook, which is due right after Labor Day (yikes!)   I had thought I’d get a lot done here on the Cape.  Wishful thinking! (more…)