Get yourself a mushroom grow kit

Milton Mushrooms now has an official website. Check it out at www.miltonmushrooms.com.au. If you’re interested in a no-fuss way to grow your own mushrooms, get yourself an oyster mushroom grow kit and watch some mycelial magic unfold. If you’ve got a lab setup, check out our selection of live cultures. We’ll be adding even more […]

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Fungi life. An update.

I’m not a fan of all fungi. Botrytis, for instance, is determined to ruin every last peach in the fruit bowl. I like a certain degree of fuzz, but seriously, COME ON NOW. It’s called sharing. Luckily, I’m also purposely growing some delicious fungi and slowly turning into an eccentric mushroom grower. The good kind […]

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Because, mushrooms.

  Oh my gosh you guys. I’m a little bit excited, because Milkwood has featured my foray into the world of mushroom cultivation on their wonderful blog. So you should totally head to www.milkwood.net and check it out. Then come eat some mushroom risotto with me in my caravan. You bring the wine, kay? In […]

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Nickelodeon, cheers to you for Korrasami.

Have you ever watched an episode of Avatar: the Last Airbender? Personally, I rate it as one of the most groundbreaking series to hit our screens. Ever. I grew up with Aang just as I did alongside Harry Potter; yet, I would weight this anime series with greater bearing on my outlook on life. The show celebrates […]

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Pivotal moments

Everyone has life-changing, pivotal moments. It happened in a cottage in the woods below the Malvern Hills. I entered a world of quiet, self-sufficient industry. My bag was investigated, superfluous items discarded or donated. Food was grown or scavenged. Every week, we did the rounds, collecting boxes of over-ripe tomatoes, blemished eggplants, too-knobbly celeriac, slightly […]

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It’s summer, bitches

The sun is out. There are mad tunes on the radio. The beach beckons. Yes, it’s time to live in your bathing suit, your togs, your swimmers. ALL. THE. FREAKING. TIME. Clothes? Pffft. It’s high time we were comfortable in our own skins. When it’s hot, it’s hard to be, sure. That skin is sweaty, chafes […]

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Milton Mushrooms

My name’s Marita, and I live in a caravan tucked away outside Milton on the south coast of NSW. In 2015, I’m excited to be bringing you fresh, gourmet mushrooms grown right here on the farm. Introducing: Milton Mushrooms. Milton Mushrooms will be raising fine oyster mushrooms, fleshy and tasty. White oyster, Phoenix oyster, and the […]

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Making a living, or making a dying?

The period between Christmas and New Year is typically one of reflection. A week of limbo and absent responsibilities. A time to just slow down and savour the simplest of things. A good meal. Waking up without an alarm. Beach. Afternoon naps. It’s increasingly becoming a time when we assess our fulfilment in life, too. […]

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Eat your weeds

Stop everything. Run out into your garden. Survey that overgrown, weedy patch, and see it in a new light. It’s now a wild greens garden. ALL FOR YOU. That’s right, there’s a salad bar on your doorstep. Free, fresh salad greens. For successful Australian foraging, I heartily recommend The Weed Forager’s Handbook: A Guide to Edible […]

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