Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chickens and Mushrooms and Coloring, Oh, My!

We've been working diligently on the mushrooms, and have sold our entire first flush of lion's mane, plus a bunch of pink and blue oysters.

Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Pink Oyster Mushrooms

Blue Oyster Mushrooms

How pretty are they?  And I love that people are almost as excited about them as we are.  The ones we didn't sell, we used to make oyster mushroom tacos for dinner!

So good, and an amazing vegetarian option for the non-meat-eaters out there.

Meanwhile, I've been busy with the coloring pages, coloring the ones I'd already listed, plus adding some more!

And the chicklettes?  Well, they aren't fond of the cold and outright hate the snow we got over the weekend, but they're doing well.  We get eggs every day, even though it's understandably slowed down a bit in these cold, short days.  And Miranda is really personable.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Vegetarian Lobster?

The first of our mushrooms to fruit enough for us to try some were the lion's mane, so we harvested a small one today to share.  Aren't they cool looking?

Eric had read that these mushrooms can taste like lobster, but we were both skeptical.  I mean, that's just weird, right?  Eric actually has spent his life not fond of mushrooms, so after he sauteed them up in a pan with a bit of butter and a touch of salt and pepper, I was the first to try.

Would you believe me if I tell you they taste like lobster?!  They totally do!  My mouth is watering thinking about it.

It's vegetarian (vegan if you don't use butter), low cal, low point, naturally grown & chemical free lobster!  Kosher too, for those who are so inclined.

Even better?  Check out this article from the Huffington Post.  Researchers have been experimenting with lion's mane's apparent ability to regenerate nerves, improve memory and cognition, and boost mood.

Mind blown!

Oh, and the pink oysters?  Yeah, they're going to be harvested this weekend, for sure.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

I Satisfy my Drawing Bug, You Get to Relax

Something new at Fabric of my Mind... adult drawing pages!  I love this new craze, because it both gives me a productive reason to draw... and then gives me something to color afterward!

There are several already, and more on the way!

It started with the bee, of course.  And then I just got addicted.  I'm having so much fun with these!
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