Foodie Friday: Mushrooms

Mushrooms: Shiitake and Oyster Growing up, I remember the smell of mushroom filling the house. We purchased dried-up shiitakes and had to rehydrate them. Left to sit in a bowl of water, they’d plump up over a few hours and fill the house with their woodsy aroma. The shiitake mushroom caps are humongous. I remember them being the size of my small child’s palm sometimes. They’re a soft consistency, almost too slimy to eat for a kid. The oyster mushroom, on the other hand, is more … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Oyster Omelet

Oyster omelet: gooey egg concoction with oysters and savory sauce I like omelets. I'm a big fan of the incredible edible egg. Oyster omelets are another species entirely. They've got some eggs thrown in, but a good chunk of the mixture is sweet potato starch or tapioca starch. The texture turns out to be very chewy and gooey. Add some slippery oysters in, and the sliminess is not my typical preference. (I still have never been able to slurp down raw oysters.) The savory sauce … [Read more...]