Monday, June 22, 2009
A Gift Full of Shiitake
Item: Shiitake Mushroom Log
Price: $43.95 (includes shipping & handling)
Where to Buy: ShiitakeMushroomLog.com
Review: I can guarantee with, oh, 99% accuracy that the person you are buying a gift for does not have a mushroom log. Go ahead-- be the person who changes that.
Surprisingly, the mushroom log doesn't have any special lighting or temperature requirements. You get your first mushrooms 6 to 10 days after soaking the log in cold water.
The kit also comes with an 8-recipe booklet. Bonus!
My husband got a mushroom log as a gift several years ago (not from this company, I believe), and admittedly it didn't work well. I'm not sure we ever got more than a handful of mushrooms. But I will also admit that we kinda forgot about it and I'm sure we never watered it as we should have.
Anyway, a mushroom log is the epitome of a gift that keeps on giving. The receiver gets shiitakes for four years besides an excellent topic of conversation at all future potlucks.
Image from: ShiitakeMushroomLog.com