Slow-Cooked Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are an edible mushroom with medicinal properties. They are mainly in Asian cuisine and are  very fragrant. They are the 2nd most popular mushroom in the world, right after the standard white button mushroom!   Dried shiitake mushrooms have more flavor and aroma than their fresh counterparts. Dried shiitakes are rehydrated  by letting them soak in water for several … Continue reading Slow-Cooked Shiitake Mushrooms

Yum. Sautéed Sweet Potato Vines and…Swamp Cabbage?!

Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatic) is an edible semiaquatic plant, cousin to the beautiful, but poisonous garden morning glory (Ipomaea violacea). They have a plethora of names, some of which include swamp cabbage, water morning glory, river spinach, and Chinese spinach. It’s the main staple food of many people and is the livelihood for many farmers … Continue reading Yum. Sautéed Sweet Potato Vines and…Swamp Cabbage?!