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.
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.
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.
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!