A few weeks ago a Canberra food blogger Liz Posmyk made contact with several Canberra bloggers about a campaign to purchase locally grown mushrooms. It’s part of some work that the Australian Mushroom Growers Association is undertaking to highlight the benefits of mushrooms in our diets. Liz is also on Twitter.
Rather than receive free mushrooms I elected to buy some locally grown shrooms from Ziggy’s at the Belconnen markets. I did receive a copy of a book titled “Mushrooms The great all-rounder” which contains some nutritional facts about the mushrooms grown and available in Australia. The book is published by the Australian Mushroom Growers Association. Please note I did not pay for the book.
So far I’ve made two dishes with locally grown mushrooms.
I’ve always loved mushrooms. I just like their taste. It’s a bonus that they’re good for us. I’m not about to get into a discussion about super foods, antioxidants and other health factors. Please note my medical disclaimer page.
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- Left over roast sirloin beef
- Left over roast pumpkin
- Green peppercorns
- Red wine
- Portobello mushrooms grown in the Australian Capital Territory
- Button mushrooms grown in the Australian Capital Territory
- Cut the beef and pumpkin into rough cubes
- Flour (verb) in a bag
- Pan fry until browned and yummy crusty bits are stuck to the fry pan
- Deglase the pan with red wine and put into a casserole with the meat
- Slice the carrot and celery and quarter the onion
- Add a cup of stock
- Add a tin of green peppercorns
- Add seasoning you want like dried mixed herbs, curry power, basically anything you want
- Put everything into a casserole and put into a preheated oven (150 °C) for three or so hours
- DON’T FORGET THE MUSHROOMS!!!
- Plate up enough for a meal and then aliquot the rest into freezer containers for lunches
- Photograph the plate, in my case I was using a Nikon D5300 and a Tamron 90 mm MACRO lens
- If you’re interested it was shot at 1/60 seconds, f/5.6 and ISO 100.
- Enjoy eating the meal in front of the television, preferably watching a Star Trek Enterprise episode
- Wash up the dishes
- Write the blog post
- You know the rest