Monday, August 1, 2011

Back to the Roots Mushroom Kit ~Review & Giveaway~


I love mushrooms!! I usually buy them in the supermarket but this time I grew them right at home. It was pretty simple with the Grow your own mushroom kit from Back to the Roots . These kits lets you grow up to 1 1/2 pounds of oyster mushrooms as in little as 10 days right from the box. All you need to do is soak the bag for 24 hours, then use the little spray bottle included and mist twice a day. Just set the box in your window sill and watch them grow. It says you can grow multiple crops, and we are in the process of growing our mushrooms for the second time, I'm sure we will have mushrooms again soon. The soil provided in the kit is safe and sustainable made from 100% recycled coffee grounds.
If for some reason, you have a questions or concerns about growing your mushrooms, there is a video that shows you step by step, but it is really simple and great for kids to do themselves.

You can buy your own Grow at home mushroom kit for $19.95 and they are offering a new program right now. When you Post a picture with your kit fully grown on their facebook page, they will send you a free replacement bag or donate a kit to an elementary classroom of your choice to support youth sustainability education! Join the Movement!

Or Win it!!! One of my lucky readers can win their own grow at home mushroom kit from Back to the Roots.

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This giveaway will end on August 14th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.

*Disclosure- I received the Grow at home mushroom kit free of charge for the purpose of this review. This is my honest thoughts and opinion.*

193 comments:

LorettaLynn said...

I love them just about anyway.
I always have some in my frige
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How don't I? Fried, sauteed, marinated, raw! Yummy :)
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I think my favorite way is to saute them, with a little garlic and butter, with a little chopped rosemary and cracked black pepper.
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I love mushrooms in a salad. I recently saw a delicious recipe on a repeat of Oprah that I want to try. It was some sort of pesto spread with mushrooms mixed in, spread on french bread slices. Looks so yummy! Want to make this. Thanks!

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fried with onions and eggs

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my favorite way is raw in a salad

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I used them in my stir fry recently. Mmmmm

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Mushrooms happen to be one of my favorite food groups (along with Spring Greens and Savory Seafoods (Lobster, crab, scallops, oysters....yum...)

Anyway, one of my favorite way to cook any and all of them is to saute in an olive oil, sweet butter and garlic fusion. DIVINE!

I also love to make a Wild Mushroom Risotto (drizzled with a little Truffle oil...

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