‘Shrooms Will Bloom for Years to Come Shiitake Log Kits Make a Great Gift for Mushroom Lovers and Gardeners
Perkins, OK (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Shiitake: The world’s second-most popular mushroom, and highly prized among mushroom lovers. The tastiest, meatiest, most nutritious and healthful shiitakes grow on logs, as they do in Nature. These gourmet ‘shrooms are generally found only in high-end restaurants and specialty food stores.
So if that holiday list has mushroom lovers or gardeners on it, , a shiitake mushroom log kit from Lost Creek Mushroom Farm is hard to beat. It grows in the house in the light and is easy to take care of. Soaking in non-chlorinated water every two weeks feeds it, and soaking in ice water every two months to make it “fruit” — grow shiitakes. From soaking to eating is about 10 days.
Getting a log is a big surprise, said the Mushroom Lady Sandra Williams, shiitake lover, shiitake farmer, and popular speaker on mushrooms and their benefits. Growing their own mushrooms is fun for everybody in the family.”
“The kits include a registration card that extends the unconditional guarantee from four to six months. People who got a gift log wrote things on their cards like, ‘I love it! What a surprise! What a great idea!’ They email us photos of their fruiting logs. It’s so much fun!
Logs will grow only a few mushrooms at first. As they mature, they pop out increasingly larger yields.
The Mushroom Lady explained, Where one log grows mushrooms every other month, two logs will give you mushrooms every month. We have The Ma & Pa Kit with two 9-10-inch logs and the “Best Buy” with two 14-inch logs with their own soaking trays shipped to the same address. Both offer significant savings.
These two are the best real, hardwood shiitake mushroom log kit values on the market, she said. With the Best Buy, a people can give two gifts or give one and keep one for themselves.
A mushroom gift for every budget: Prices range from $ 18 to $ 80 and include shipping. Kits include the log, instructions and recipes. Log kits 9-10 inches and longer are fully guaranteed to grow shiitakes. Shiitake Sampler Cookbooks by Janet Bratkovich are $ 9.95, or $ 7.95 when shipped with a log kit; and Shiitake Happens bumper stickers are $ 3.00.
The Mushroom Lady encourages ordering as soon as possible. “The demand for shiitake mushrooms and mushroom logs is greater than we’ve seen in 20 years. Ordering now insures that gift log kits will be available.” The logs are living organisms and can’t stay in the box for more than two weeks, so Lost Creek Mushroom Farm prefers to ship to arrive by Dec. 20, or a specified date.
Phone orders and free brochures are available at 1-800-792-0053. Online, visit http://www.shiitakemushroomlog.com or search Lost Creek Mushroom Farm. Lost Creek Mushroom Farm log kits are available on Amazon.com at slightly higher prices.
From Rev. Carol Fincher
1 lb shiitake mushrooms*, sliced