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Mushroom kit update and ideas

Hi everyone,
I thought I'd give you an update on the shiitake mushroom kit that I posted about awhile ago. We've been misting it as often as we can, and it certainly is growing mushrooms! There's not a lot of them, maybe 8 or so, but the ones that are growing are a nice size. The skin on the caps seem to be splitting, which I'm assuming is because we aren't misting it enough. It's hard to keep it continually moist when we're both gone most of the day.

But anyway, I can't wait any longer and have decided to use them for dinner tomorrow. I'm thinking either a risotto, or a simple stir fry. What would you do with a nice batch of fresh shiitake mushrooms?

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