Home Farm Herbery

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Our Dehydrated mushrooms and mushroom powders belong in your pantry. Order now

Home Farm Herbery Mushrooms, either dehydrated or powdered are great keepers, always handy in your pantry, easy to reconstitute, inexpensive and taste great. Place your order now!












 
 

All Natural, Gourmet Garlic Bread Seasoning is the best you will have ever tasted. Order now!


Garlic Bread Seasoning

At Home Farm Herbery we have created the best All Natural, Gourmet Garlic Bread Seasoning you will have ever tasted.  It has a rich taste of garlic, onion and is slightly zesty and the aroma is beyond description.

Our Hand Blended Organic Ingredients include: Garlic Powder Pure, Paprika, Onion, Dill, Oregano, Thyme, Basil and Red Pepper

 We use it on Garlic bread, pizza, meat, vegetables or bruschetta and we often put it into our Panko Bread Crumbs and we like to use it as a rub on our grilled meat.


You can substitute it for our Garlic Powder Pure, Garlic Powder Granulated, Panko Bread Crumbs, Garlic Salt or Garlic Pepper Rub

You do not need to go to Italy where Garlic bread is a staple of a hearty Italian meal because you can make your own at home.

 

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $39.99

5 lbs. $259.00

10 lbs $399.00

50 lbs. $999.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

 

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Mushroom Powder Blend is All Natural, good keepers and delivers tremendous flavors to your cooking. Order today.


Mushroom Powder Blend

At Home Farm Herbery we love mushrooms in any size, shape, color or blend and this blend is also Known As: White Mild Mushroom Powder.

We hand blended the following ingredients, White Button Mushroom Dried, Shiitake Mushroom Dried and Oyster Mushroom Dried, to produce a pleasant nutty taste mild mushroom blend with earthy, woodsy aromatic notes in a true Gourmet Mushroom Powder Blend.

At Home Farm Herbery we use this Gourmet Mushroom Powder blend in soups, stews, stock, rubs, stir-fries and especially gravy to develop a deep, rich flavor. We have found it to pair well with beef, barley and rice dishes.

 

It is also a good substitute for our Maitake Mushroom Dried, Shiitake Mushrooms Dried, Porcini Mushrooms Dried, Oyster Mushrooms.

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $359.00

10 lbs $599.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Porcini Mushroom Powder is All Natural, good keepers and easy to reconstitute giving your cooking tremendous flavors. Order today.


Porcini Mushroom Powder

 

At Home Farm Herbery we love mushrooms in any size, shape, color or blend and this blend is also known as Boletus Edulis Powder, Cepe Mushroom Powder or Porcino Mushroom Powder

We hand blended the following ingredient, All Natural Gourmet Porcini Mushrooms to produce a Robust, nutty mushroom taste with earthy, distinctive aromatic note in a true Gourmet Mushroom Powder.

At Home Farm Herbery we find it a perfect addition to stews, sauces, gravies, stocks, risotto and pasta sauce. Porcini Mushroom Powder can also be rubbed directly on meat or poultry to enhance flavor.

You can also use it as a great substitute for Wild Porcini Sea Salt or Mushroom Stock

Did you know that one full grown Porcini Mushroom has more potassium than a banana?

 

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $359.00

10 lbs $599.00

50 lbs. $1,699.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Porcini Dried Mushrooms are All Natural, good keepers and easy to reconstitute giving your cooking tremendous flavors. Order today.


Porcini Mushrooms Dried

At Home Farm Herbery we keep a good supply of our dried all natural Porcini Mushrooms on hand for our favorite customers who know this mushroom also as Penny Bun, Porcino or Cep. Originally grown in China, Italy, Bulgaria and now in the U.S.A. we have embraced it as one of our favorites.

We hand dry our Dried Porcini Mushrooms to produce a pleasant, nutty, mild mushroom flavor and creamy texture with earthy aromatic notes.

The Home Farm Herbery Kitchen knows that Porcini Mushrooms pair well with hearty stews, meat, rice dishes, soups and stir-fry and will give depth to sauces and we have discovered that this dried Porcini Mushroom is a great substitute for our Mushroom Powder Blend, Shiitake Mushrooms Dried, Maitake Mushrooms Dried, Oyster Mushrooms Dried, Forest Blend Dried Mushrooms.

 

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $359.00

10 lbs $599.00

50 lbs. $1,699.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Click here to order now.
 

 

All Natural Dried Oyster Mushrooms. Order yours today.




Oyster Mushrooms Dried

When we learned how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms we went on to others and one of our favorites is the Oyster Mushroom which is a nutty, mild mushroom with aromatic earthy flavors.  Our part of KY is cave country and I do not know why more people do not grow this cash crop.

We hand blend and pack all natural Ingredient: Dried All Natural, Gourmet Oyster Mushrooms.

You will discover, as we did, that Oyster Mushrooms pair well with hearty stews, meat, rice dishes, soups and stir-fry.

Did your know that Oyster Mushrooms contain fiber, vitamin D, niacin, iron and a high concentration of antioxidants?

It is easy to reconstitute mushrooms.  Just rinse under cold water, then place mushrooms in a bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 15-20 minutes. Drain the mushrooms and use in your favorite recipe.

1 oz. Sampler $9.49

4 oz. package $28.99

16 oz. package $86.75

5 lbs. $339.00

10 lbs $579.00

50 lbs. $1,649.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Maitake Dried Mushrooms are All Natural, good keepers and easy to reconstitute giving your cooking tremendous flavors. Order today.


Maitake Mushrooms Dried


When we learned how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms we went on to others and one of our favorites is the Maitake Mushroom which is also known as Hen-of-the-Woods, Sheep's Head, Ram's Head, Dancing Mushroom, King of Mushrooms, Monkey's Bench or Shelf Fungi

We dry and hand pack this ingredient, an All Natural Gourmet Maitake Mushroom, to create a rich, intense mushroom taste and earthy aromatic flavor.

Over the years of cooking with mushrooms we have found that Maitake Mushrooms pair well with hearty stews, meat, rice dishes, soups and stir-fry.

We have also discovered this is a very useful substitute for Mushroom Powder Blend, Shiitake Mushrooms Dried, Porcini Mushrooms Dried, Oyster Mushrooms Dried and Forest Blend Dried Mushrooms.

On the healthy issue side Hen-of-the-Woods Mushrooms have been used in Eastern medicine for strengthening the immune system. Maitake is rich in minerals (potassium, calcium, and magnesium), vitamins (B2, D2 and niacin), fiber and amino acids.

Preparation: To reconstitute mushrooms, rinse under cold water, then place mushrooms in a bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 15-20 minutes. Or add to a dish that will cook for at least 20 minutes. Drain the mushrooms and enjoy.
Did you know that mushrooms don't need sunshine to grow and thrive. Some of the earliest commercial mushroom farms were actually set up in caves in France during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715).

 1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $359.00

10 lbs $599.00

50 lbs. $1,699.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Click here to place your order now.
 

 

Magical Forest Blend Dried Mushrooms are All Natural, good keepers and easy to reconstitute giving your cooking tremendous flavors. Order today.


Magical Forest Blend Dried Mushrooms

At Home Farm Herbery we spend a great deal of time experimenting, testing, duplicating and creating some great blends and this one is one of our favorites because we have Hand Blended the following All Natural ingredients: Shiitake Mushroom Dried, Shiitake Mushroom Dried Sliced, Oyster Mushrooms Dried and Porcini Mushrooms Dried to create a rich, intense mushroom taste and earthy aromatic flavor you expect in a blend like this.

 

Dried mushrooms pair well with hearty stews, meat, rice dishes, soups and stir-fry and this magical blend does it real well..

You can easily substitute it for our Maitake Mushrooms Dried, Oyster Mushrooms Dried, Porcini Mushrooms Dried, Shiitake Mushroom Dried and Mushroom Powder Blend.

Did you know that mushrooms don't need sunshine to grow and thrive. Some of the earliest commercial mushroom farms were actually set up in caves in France during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715). Home Farm Herbery is smack dab in the middle of Cave Country and I do not know why more people do not grow mushrooms here.

 

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $299.99

10 lbs $499.99

50 lbs. $1,699.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.

 

We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


 

Shiitake Dried Mushrooms are All Natural, good keepers and easy to reconstitute giving your cooking tremendous flavors. Order today.


Shiitake Mushroom Dried

Many years ago we learned how to grow Shiitake Mushrooms on logs and we learned how to dry them and we also learned that Shiitake Mushrooms are also known as Japanese Mushroom, Black Forest Mushroom, Golden Oak Mushroom or Oakwood Mushroom.  Originating in China these mushrooms can easily be grown anywhere you live in the USA.  However, these, like other mushrooms require a lot of work.

We dry and package our ingredients as Dried Sliced All Natural Shiitake Mushrooms and they have a very pleasant, nutty, mild mushroom tastes and we have been able to retain their creamy texture while giving you the great earthy gourmet aroma the discernable palate wants.

Try our All Natural Dried Shiitake Mushrooms in your hearty stews, meat, rice dishes, soups and stir-fry and will find that these give great depth to sauces.

You can use them as a substitute for our Mushroom Powder Blend, Maitake Mushrooms Dried, Porcini Mushrooms Dried, Oyster Mushrooms

1 oz. Sampler $9.90

4 oz. package $29.99

16 oz. package $89.75

5 lbs. $359.00

10 lbs $599.00

50 lbs. $1,699.00

Order today and get free shipping, a free herb, herb blend, tea sampler or heirloom seed of our choice.


We thank you in advance as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Click here to order now.
 

 
 
 

Home Farm Herbery's Lemon Verbena Bread Recipe

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The Yeast Also Rises©

The Yeast Also Rises©

by Arlene Wright-Correll
Home Farm Herbery




The other morning I had two ladies come to Home Farm Herbery kitchen to learn how to make bread the quick and easy way and we had a grand time including a lot of questions.

One of the questions was about the type of yeast to buy and were there any differences between yeast.



I made a lot of different types of bread including crusty European Artisan bread which I sell at our local farmers market 3 times a week and take to special customers who cannot leave their offices during the work hours. It is a great hobby and it allows me to send the net proceeds to my favorite charity which happens to be St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Well to get back to the yeast questions it got me thinking about it as an article. One of the questions asked is there a difference between instant, RapidRise and bread machine yeast? Instant machine yeast and bread machine yeast are the same yeast. RapidRise, Fleischmann’s branded instant yeast, is also instant yeast, but a different strain than SAF or Red Star. Over the years I have used all of them including making bread the hard way so many years ago that I bought cubes of compacted yeast and kept it in the freezer.



I have found that RapidRise is faster out of the gate than SAF or Red Star, but gives out sooner. Since I make my dough in batches that make 4 loaves at a time and I make it 24 hours before I use it because I like to have my dough leisurely rise. The reason is two fold, a long rise brings out bread’s flavor and my batches of dough can sit for up to 14 days in the refrigerator until I use it up, I happen to like SAF/Red Star yeast.

Another question was, “Can I use active dry and instant yeasts interchangeably?”

The answer is yes they can be substituted for one another although I have found that active dry yeast is a little bit slower to rise than instant, as far as dough rising goes. However, in a long rise such as one that lasts from 2 to 3 hours, the active dry yeast catches up.

So just figure it this way. When you have a recipe using instant yeast and it calls for the dough to “double in size, about 1 hour,” you should be prepared to add 15 to 20 minutes to this time if you’re using active dry yeast.

Dough is judged by how much it’s risen, not how long it takes. Many different things effect the rising of dough such as cold weather, low barometric pressure, how hot my kitchen is when I bake, and tons of other factors affect dough rising times. Just remember to use them as a guide, not an unbreakable rule.



Bread baking involves living things (yeast), your own personal touch in kneading technique, and the atmosphere of your kitchen which includes the size of it, is it a small space or a large space like mine is and when my ceiling fans are revolving the time is longer and when my kitchen is hot from a lot of baking the rising time is shorter thus making many variables that it’s almost impossible to say that the dough will double in size in 60 minutes should you have a recipe that says something like that.



I have, over the years, discovered that baking with yeast is a combination of art, science and a bit of magic and I no longer use the kneading method, I just mix by hand, let is sit in its tubs, I stay flexible and everything seems just fine.

Going from the old time methods of making 8 loves at a time when we had farm hands or lots of kids to feed to going down to just 2 of us I changed to a bread machine and that is the one time when you might not want to use instant and active dry yeasts interchangeably. Bread machines use a higher temperature to raise dough, substituting instant for active dry yeast usually causes bread to over-rise, then collapse. If you do not have bread machine yeast and you need to substitute instant yeast for active dry, reduce the amount of instant yeast by 25% when you add it to your bread machine.



Another question asked was, “How much yeast is in a “packet” of yeast?”

A packet used to include 1 tablespoon of yeast now it is closer to 2 generous teaspoons since companies have improved manufacturing methods that produce stronger, more active yeast.



Another question was, “Exactly what does yeast do?”

The answer is quite simple, yeast makes bread rise. Whereas baking soda and baking powder make your muffins and cakes rise, yeast makes breads of all kinds rise. Sandwich bread, dinner rolls, pizza crust, artisan hearth breads and just about any kind of bread you can name such as this wonderful Ciabatta hearth baked bread I make.



In order to work yeast needs a good supply of oxygen and it stops reproducing once it’s in bread dough. When it is in the bread dough it starts to eat sugar (sucrose and fructose) first; once that’s gone, yeast converts the starch in flour into sugar; thus flour is capable of providing yeast with a continuous food source.

CO2, alcohol, and organic acids are the byproducts of feeding yeast. CO2 released by yeast is trapped in bread dough’s elastic web of gluten just like blowing up a balloon. Alcohol and organic acids disperse throughout the dough, enhancing baked bread’s flavor and as long as moisture and food are available, yeast will continue to eat and produce CO2, alcohol, and organic acids. If your bread stops rising, it’s usually not because the yeast isn’t working or has died and that is because the gluten has somehow become “leaky,” failing to retain CO2.

Along the way of writing this article I looked up the dictionary’s definition of yeast and it said that yeast is a single-cell organism, part of the fungi kingdom. The yeast we use most often today, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is one of the oldest domesticated organisms known to mankind: it’s been helping humans bake bread and brew alcohol for thousands of years. Fittingly, the Latin translation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is “sweet fungi of beer.”

My research went on to tell me that Saccharomyces cerevisiae is just one strain of the more than 1,500 identified species of yeast. I went on to discover that those 1,500 identified yeasts are just an estimated 1% of the yeast population in the world; most species remain as yet unnamed.

So in order to have a reliable supply of yeast on hand for all of our baking needs, it was necessary for manufacturers to “domesticate” wild yeast thus stabilizing it, and in the process making it 200 times stronger than its wild counterpart. Now plant scientists who work with a yeast manufacturer identify certain characteristics of wild yeast that they decide are desirable; isolate them, and then replicate them. The resulting yeast is given a “training” diet to make it reproduce. Formerly based on molasses, most manufacturers now feed their growing yeast with corn syrup. Once the cells have replicated to a critical mass – a process that generally takes about a week – they’re filtered, dried, packaged, and sent off to the market where you and I buy it to make wonderful, healthy bread providing we use organic, unbleached flour, providing that anything we add to the bread also is chemical-free, organic and healthy.

Tread the Earth Lightly



Arlene Wright-Correll

Home Farm Herbery

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