(1) Did you know you can grow beautiful Oyster Mushrooms straight out of a box?!

(2) Did you know that said mushrooms are massive, only take 10 days to mature and make for one bang-up meal?!

(3) Do you realize how incredibly fun it actually is?!

Answer: Obviously Yes to all the above.

The fine folks over at Think Geek sent me this Home Mushroom Growing Kit  and I instantly turned into  a child. Once my box sprouted, I would literally squeal out loud with excitement how quickly the mushrooms grew. We’re talking noticeable inches and new sprouts between morning coffee and making dinner that same day.

It’s magic! It’s science! It’s time to eat these precious little shroom caps….Pintxo Partayyyyyy!!

This recipe is simple. You only need a few ingredients, a few minutes and a baguette of french bread. Where Oyster Mushrooms are  mega celebs in the pasta and stir fry worlds, I wanted to put together a small bite that wouldn’t require turning my already 97 degree house into a deeper inferno. It’s still heatwave city here friends…

You hear that Autumn? You best start to behave!


Recipe: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos


  • Wild Rocket (or Arugula)
  • Pine Nuts
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • French Bread Baguette
  • Oyster Mushrooms


  1. Toast Pine Nuts until Golden in non stick pan, set aside
  2. Toss chopped oyster mushrooms with 2 – 3 TBS Balsamic Vinegar and sauté 5 – 10 minutes until tender
  3. Slice French baguette thinly, brush with EVOO and toast until golden
  4. Assemble Pintxo with rocket, oyster mushrooms and pine nuts
  5. Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Nothing makes me happier than spotting a little ‘shroom cap pushing his way out of the ground. I’m so often tempted to pick the little buggers, but resist and let them continue on with their workout. I’m clearly not the only person who finds fungus fetching…Mushroom design has been making a statement in our kitchens and homes for decades. Where I do love the modern illustrative and kitschy take on these newer products…nothing makes my heart go racing like the mid century originals.

Did you see that Kaj Franck Enamel bowl up there?!  Oh that baby gets me excited…

How about you? Which one of these beauties will be sprouting up in your kitchen!?

{one} Don’t Eat Me Towel Designed by Makelike  //  {two} Forest Mushroom Plates by Anna Weatherley  //  {three} Botany Jar Collection – featuring Mushroom by Imm living  //  {four} Martin Pierce Mushroom Cupboard Pull  //  {five} Mushroom for One More Tea Towel  //  {six} Johnathan Adler Shrooms Salt & Pepper Shakers  //  {seven} Mushroom Kitchen Timer  //  {eight} Kaj Franck Large Enamel Mushrooms Bowl   //  {nine} Animal Tumbler Set Patch NYC For The Shops At Target