A Request for Mushroom Recipes!

Mushrooms from my Mushroom Farm 1

This is the mushroom farm that mum and I bought at the Farmers Market a few weeks ago. According to the leaflet that came with it, we will be getting a ‘flush’ of mushrooms like this every 2 weeks for the next 2 months or so – I clearly need everyone’s help! Does anyone have any really good recipes that use mushrooms? I LOVE them, but when I’m faced with this many – I just don’t know what to make with them all. I mean, there is only so much garlic mushrooms on toast I can eat for breakfast, no matter how yummy that may be.

Mushrooms from my Mushroom Farm 3 Mushrooms from my Mushroom Farm 2 Mushrooms from my Mushroom Farm 1

I wish I had of been a really good blogger and taken photos each day as the mushrooms grew (maybe I will for the next flush), they grow incredibly fast from tiny specks to what you can see in the photos takes only a week or so. Even since I took these photos yesterday they have grown considerably again, with most of the larger ones ready to pick.

Ruby & Her Cat Garden

Another thing that we got at the Farmers Market is also growing fast. You might recall that I got some cat nip, cat mint and cat thyme to make a little garden for my cat Ruby. Well, after I potted them up and left them outside to grow stronger for a few days I bought it inside for her to sniff, chew, dig and enjoy – and she loves it! She just sits there sniffing them like she is in a trance or something for ages at a time, ocassionally chewing at a leaf or scratching a bit of dirt out. Very cute, and I don’t feel as bad for keeping her indoors now that she has a little bit of the outdoors to play with inside. As I have mentioned before, I live on a VERY main road and can’t possibly let her outside.

Blush the Tomato

Another thing that I wanted to draw your attention to is the new addition to my side bar, her name is Blush the Tomato and she was created by Kickpleat of Everybody Likes Sandwiches for Alanna from A Veggie Venture. Alanna wanted an icon to share with other bloggers to showcase the variety of fresh produce available at Farmers Markets. If you click the icon in the sidebar it will take you to a list of all of my posts about Farmers Market finds, a list that I hope to grow larger in the near future as explore many more markets. If you would like to adopt Blush for your blog as well just click on the blush icon above which will take you to Alanna’s post. If you live in Victoria, you may also find the link to Haalo’s farmers market blog of great use, you will also find it in the sidebar.

That’s all for now, I’m off to study some more Chemistry, wish me luck!

8 thoughts on “A Request for Mushroom Recipes!

  1. I know a nice (starter) dish with mushrooms, pasta (for instance tagliatelle verdi), basil, goatcheese, pinenuts and balsamic vinegar. But it is in Dutch, so if you want it I can translate it.

  2. I don’t know about recipes – we tend to avoid those – but we’ve done the mushroom farm thing as well, and you’re in for a treat. The mushrooms you get fresh are … well, fresh. They don’t get all soft & squishy, even when you sauté them. They remain firm in most circumstances, and they don’t give off so much moisture as store-bought mushrooms.

    We used ours for stuffing (the first batch was large enough) with breadcrumbs, marinara, and parmesan; we used them just sautéed, in omlettes; we grilled them with other vegetables & included them in fajitas; we chopped them & used them in place of meat in a sort of vegan meat-loaf (along with textured vegetable protein, ground flax-seeds as binder, and seasonings). And I could go on and on … but that’s half of the fun, I think, is discovering what to do with something which has come to you in abundance.

    Hope that you enjoy them immensely!

  3. Dennis – That sounds delicious! Would you mind translating it for me? If it is too long don’t go out of your way to do it though, I don’t want to take up too much of your time. But if you could that would be great, Thank-You.

    Davimack – We tried them out last night. I know what you mean, they were much better than supermarket ones (which have probably be sitting there for days). They did stay quite firm and the taste was more intense. I think we are going to use them in a creamy mushroom risotto tonight – Yum!

  4. I don’t have any recipes to share off the top of my head (I’ll think about it and get back to you), but now I want a mushroom farm of my own! I’ll be on the lookout at my farmer’s market.

  5. Hi there, first time to your blog :) Cute little button mushrooms :) Its so versatile, great with a simple stir-fry with ginger and chicken. I’ve done one recipe with portobello mushrooms stir-fry with spaghetti noodles and canned tomatoes with herbs, but, I’m sure this would do just great with any other recipe. Feel free to check this out here.

  6. Tara, Thanks for your help. I managed to create those links on my post. I also included a note of thanks to you on it ;o)
    I couldn’t get it right with a cookbook, though. Could you help me with an example, say if I was to make a reference to ‘Paris Sweets’ by Dorie Greenspan on Amazon, how should the html be?
    I don’t know if you had asian condiments like oyster sauce, dark soy, Chicken powder,white pepper and fragrant sesame oil? If you do, you could do a lip-smacking stirfry of chicken and sliced mushrooms with these along with some chopped garlic , shallots and julienned ginger. Toss in some cut spring onions right at the end and serve with a steamy bowl of Jasmine rice!

  7. Hi there. Found your blog through Carol’s Oh for the Love of Food! blog and wanted to thank you for the tip on how to add links. I tried it for the first time today and it worked – YAY!!!

    Still getting my head around publishing stuff on my blog, so every bit of info helps.

    Thanks again!! ;o)

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