Posted by Flash (22.214.171.124) on July 30, 2000 at 05:56:36:
In Reply to: How about... posted by Miguel on July 28, 2000 at 11:40:25:
Ever read 'IT' by Stepehen King or seen the film?
The Oil will work - in fact since Psilo is not oil soluble, it may work even better than honey. However, you must have some experience of preserving things in olive oil first. First off everytime I've tried to make chilli, or garlic oil at home, it's lasted maybe 2 weeks before going what we call foosty or whacket! Obviously I have been doing something wrong, since when I purchase chilli and garlic olive oil from a deli it doesn't go off for a long time. Please advise if you know how this is done!
Second mushrooms float, even in honey. To get around this I fill the jars up to the top, and turn them weekly until the honey sets. The honey is so thick and sticky it always leaves a coating on the shrooms, so there is little danger of them going off even if they break surface. Make sure you fill the oil all the way to the top of the jar!
I'll be interested to know how you get on. I think that if this can be made to work, it has potential to be a better technique than honey, since the Psilo shoudn't leak into the oil.
Please keep me posted.
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