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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, January 23, 2015

{Pleurotus Ostreatus in Wood Garden Provided Meal}

A nice and welcome surprise... finding several meals in our Wood Garden because Pleurotus Ostreatus were growing on some decaying wood.
Look at this basket full of Pleurotus Ostreatus from our own Wood Garden!
As already mentioned earlier in a post, toadstools or mushrooms do digest e.g. lignin.
Here they are digesting some old trees and producing nice fruit bodies.
Some more on the outside of the cut down tree...
Within a couple of days they are ready for harvesting.
The total picture...
Several times that did yield us a nice harvest of fresh, home grown Pleurotus Ostreatus!
You can buy those also at some grocery stores.
Showing you their lamellae, on the underside where spores are being formed for next generations.
Perfect Pleurotus Ostreatus with their beautiful lamellae.
After washing and cleaning them, removing the hard stems and cutting them, they got sauteed in olive oil. 
With some garlic, onions and Beef-less Ground Beef from Trader Joe's they make a great and heart healthy lunch!

Related links:
{FRESH Made Pasta Sauce} | previous post by me showing you the Beef-less Ground Beef from Trader Joe's.
{Olympia's Greek Moussaka Vegan Style} | previous post by me showing you the Beef-less Ground Beef from Trader Joe's



38 comments:

  1. congrats to you on enjoying home-grown mushrooms! you and pieter would know them better than anyone. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Thank you and yes, we do know them and enjoyed these Pleurotus very much!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. oh my, that looks fantastic. What a wonderful meal

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      Yes, we ate several times from this production and it was delicious! Feels great for growing your own naturally in our wood garden.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    istn't it great to get such delicious meals from your garden?
    I love mushrooms too like this!
    Have a great rest of the week,
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      This sure was quite exciting for harvesting delicious mushrooms from your own wood garden!
      We enjoyed eating them.
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    herzlichen Dank für deine guten und schönen Informationen.
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Na so etwas war wirklich toll um etwas essen zu können aus eigenem Wald Garten!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  5. Ooooohhh yes!!!
    That looks really yummy!
    I love wild mushrooms, especially those I pick my self since the fun is to harvest them!!
    Your garden is a fantastic treasure trove!!
    A mouthwatering post I truly enjoyed ;-)
    Keep well, dear Mariette!

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    1. Dearest Noushka,
      Thank you and you bet those were yummy! It was a thrill indeed for discovering them, harvesting and preparing them and delicious to eat.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  6. Dearest Mariette; Oh, how great to have home grown mushroom and have them like that for healthy meal♡♡♡ You made me wish to have cooked-rice with various mushroom for tomorrow's dinner -:)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Yes, it was great for having such quality mushrooms available from our own wood garden. We both loved them and hope there will be more...
      Hugs and love back from Georgia to you!
      Mariette

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  7. For a few seconds when I saw the first photo, they kind of looked like breads :-) How great you get to enjoy fresh mushrooms right from the garden! Cooked with olive oil and some other veggies, they look delicious!

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      That day I got lucky with some sunshine available after I had them all in that basket, so they did look nice. It was a thrilling experience and we both loved to eat the final product!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Hello Mariette, Because I was not fond of mushroom flavor, I was never a gatherer, I only liked to identify them. So for my interests, it didn't matter whether they were poisonous or edible. Even morels when I came across them I would just leave alone to multiply and digest lignin.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, in nature usually we too leave them alone and maybe only make a photo but this we knew so well as we have commercially grown them at the Mushroom Training College, we just could not resist! It proved to make for a delicious meal. Have you never tried the Shii-take mushrooms? To both of us they are the best tasting ones; they even might win you over!
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,how lucky you are to have home grownt mushrooms in your garden!!
    They sure look so yammy!Like the way you cooked them!!Delicious recipe!!
    Have a lovely day!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Well, it certainly was a lucky reward and they made us a delcious and healthy meal.
      Sending you hugs and blessings,
      Mariette

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  10. So nice to be able to eat from your garden! They look beautiful and I bet that they tasted delicious.

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    1. Dearest Ada,
      Yes, that was a special experience and they were great quality and delicious in taste!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. ⋰˚هჱܓ
    Passei para cumprimentá-la.

    Esse cogumelos parecem ótimos e deliciosos!!!

    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ⋰˚هჱ✿⊱·.

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    1. Dearest Inês,
      Thanks for stopping by and yes, those mushrooms were delicious!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Lieve Mariette ,
    Mmmmm wat lekker en dan nog eens uit je eigen tuin ...
    Ik bak ze ook in olijfolie met een beetje knoflook en op het laatst
    een beetje balsamico met peterselie ...
    hugs

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    1. Lieve Nieneke,
      Ja, heel bijzonder om iets uit egen tuin op je bord te hebben!
      Jou manier is ook verrukkelijk.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dearest Mariette,
    We do love mushrooms in the family and often include them in our meals. But we don't have the chance to grow them in our garden, or pick them up in the forest as we don't know them at all. You are lucky to have them in your wood garden and with Pieter's and your knowledge on them I am sure you can prepare them in many ways. They do look delicious in your plate ( I do love them with some garlic and parsley).
    Many hugs!!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Ah, you love them prepared in the same way as Nieneke does hers. Yes we enjoyed seeing, harvesting, preparing and eating these. Usually we leave them alone; one can never know for certain but these we used to grow commercially so there was absolutely no risk.
      Sending you back lots of hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Dearest Mariette,
    Anice and welcome supllese several meals in our wood garden. as already mentionel larlier in post.
    they are diglsting some old trees producing nice frut boodies.
    The cut down tree within a couple of day. Home grown pleurotus ostrestus.
    Some groclry stores showing you their lamllas underside spores are being formed for next generation.
    Perfact pleurotus ostreatus with thie beautiful lamebla. after wasbing and cutting them.
    They make a great and heurt healthy lanch!
    I'm very nice to reading your both of lucky times.
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Thank you so much for your comment and yes, we both did enjoy this surprise from Mother Nature in our own wood garden!
      Sending you hugs and blessings,
      Mariette

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  15. With us, these mushrooms can be purchased at supermarkets, ate it and taste me. However, you have them fresh straight from the tree, and certainly are tastier. Regards.

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    1. Dearest Giga,
      Don't know if they would be tastier than those commercially grown but at least, ours were very fresh!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Dat is lekker je eigen oesterzwammen plukken voor de deur. I houd er ook van heerlijk.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Ja, een echte verrassing was het en lekker vers geplukt voor een maaltje!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  17. Beautiful pictures and so nice to have them so near. Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs

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    1. Dearest Elna,
      Thank you and it was a special treat for having them in our wood garden.
      Happy weekend to you and stay cozy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Liebe Mariette,
    Austernpilze mag ich sehr gern. Nur bin ich leider die Einzige in meiner Familie, die Pilze mag. ;-) Daher gibt es sie nur selten. Ich mag sie gern mit Zwiebel oder Knoblauch in der Pfanne gedünstet.
    Im Wald würde ich sie wohl nicht erkennen, weil es viele ähnliche Pilze gibt. Und bei uns sollen die Pilze immer noch mit Cäsium belastet sein seit Tschernobyl, da ist es ratsam, Zuchtpilze zu kaufen.

    Liebe Grüße
    Sara

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    1. Liebe Sara,
      Genauso sind unsere auch zubereitet worden, lecker waren sie auch.
      Aber es stimmt eben nicht über tschernobyl: Niemand müsse mit gesundheitlichen Folgen durch Strahlenbelastung rechnen, wenn Pilze normal zubereitet und in üblichen Mengen verzehrt werden, heißt es bei der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung... laut BR.de
      Es wird viel geschrieben durch Leute die nicht mal selber Mykologe sind!
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Endah,
      Yes we sure were and the yield was perfect and also delicious!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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