While writing about out great road trip/camping adventure, a tangent came along that saw me quite busy processing mushrooms, peaches and pears. I recently bought 20 lb of mushrooms because we were on another road trip that took us by one of the area mushroom farms. Produce is always very much being at the right place at the right time. So, I took advantage of the opportunity.
Home canned mushrooms are easy to process using a pressure canner. There is no metallic taste as there is with commercially canned mushrooms. I put up ten 500 ml jars of home canned mushrooms which used up about 5 lb. This will be enough home canned mushrooms to last us 6 months. I make a few stops at the mushroom farm throughout the year so can always restock my pantry supplies as needed.
With mushrooms and mushroom stock canned it was time to move on to other ways to use up the mushrooms. Trust me, we had no problem doing that! We went through the entire 20 lbs of mushrooms in less than a week but almost half was preserved for later use. I'll have to make another trip to the mushroom farm!