Shitake Mushrooms - Grow Your Own
I just ordered shitake mushrooms from Richters and I am following the great resource from Falls Brook Centre on Growing Your Own Shitake mushrooms. That means that yesterday a trip to our woods yielded the wood needed to create a perfect environment to grow the mushroom plugs that will arrive in May. From a health point of view Shitake mushrooms are great for your health. Quoting from the Falls Brook document, "Shiitakes have extremely high levels of protein, potassium, B vitamins, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, as well as all essential amino acids. Even more, shiitakes have antiviral and immunity-boosting properties and can be used to fight viruses, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood pressure.
Fermented Foods (see picture above)
I've also started to experiment with fermented foods thanks to a friend giving me a great book called Fresh The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook by Sergei and Valya Boutenko. I'm starting off easy with trying the sauerkraut recipe. It just started so I'll let you know how it goes, so far it smells good and is starting to bubble with all that great bacteria for our digestive tract. Here is a great overview on what fermented foods are and their benefits.
Slowing, we add in more sustainable food choices and I hope you will to . To your health.