what’s for dinner

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Home grown mushrooms!

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time writing code for a project I’m working on. So far, I’ve proven to myself that although I can write code that works eventually, my coding efforts always turn into long hunts for misplaced commas (or some other single character). It’s frustrating. So, after a couple hours of this frustration I popped outside to find something for dinner and look what is ready to harvest… shiitake mushrooms!!! I bought what looked like a plastic bag of sawdust in February at our local seedy-Saturday (it was an awesome, I’ll definitely be going in future years). The bag went outside and got ignored, now it is bursting with mushrooms. Here’s a close-up:

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a mushroomy close-up

I’ve tried growing mushrooms several times before and produced nothing but rotten substrate. So I’m surprised this time was successful so quickly. I’m looking forward to eating them. I think I’ll stir fry up the mushrooms with garlic and my purple broccoli. Hopefully, I’ll get a second crop.

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Purple sprouting broccoli, which my two year old claims tastes ‘sooooo gooooood’ – I’ve clearly corrupted her.

 

One thought on “what’s for dinner

  1. Love that you walk out the door to gather dinner — I aspire to be that gardener! We bought purple broccoli a few times. It does taste different than green.
    ~Lee

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