The Umami Tsunami Blog

Aaron Hodgins Davis
Cooking with our dried and powdered mushrooms.

Cooking with our dried and powdered mushrooms.

I get a lot of questions at our market stands about how customers should prepare dried mushrooms and just to be clear upfront: they are not meant to be eaten straight out of the bag. I suppose it’s possible, but not recommended. The most common way to use dried mushrooms is to rehydrate them while cooking; meaning you cook them into a dish that has a lot of hot liquid and they become tender and add flavor as they swell back up with moisture.One of my favorite uses is to add dried mushrooms when making bone broth. If you have...

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Aaron Hodgins Davis
Cook 'Em Crispy! A super simple mushroom recipe.

Cook 'Em Crispy! A super simple mushroom recipe.

If you’re a Hodgins Harvest farmers’ market customer, you may have grabbed one of our “Cook ‘Em Crispy” magnets from our booth. Or if you purchased a grow kit from us online, you may have received a magnet along with your kit. However you came across it, the Cook ‘Em Cripsy recipe is a great starting point for cooking with our mushrooms. Sautéing any wood-loving mushroom until it crisps up a little in the pan is a sure-fire way to get the most umami bang for your buck. You can use any mushroom you buy from us (or grow from...

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