Posts tagged ‘mushroom’

and the next day

Hedgehog frittata (made with mushrooms not the mammal!)

October 24, 2010 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Mushroom Hunting

Spent the day mushroom hunting.

A sure sign that I was not having any luck, I started taking photos, mostly of the gazillions of mushrooms that I didn’t want.

Quick, took a picture of the sunshine, if I hadn’t looked in that direction at that moment, I might have missed it.

On down the road, tried a new spot and had better luck.

Boletes on the left, hedgehogs on the right,
and a truffle.

Don’t know what kind of truffle it is, not gonna eat it, but it was fun to find one.

on the inside
Love hedgehogs, they might be my favorite mushroom.

They taste great and they have these weird spikes on the bottom that make them very easy to identify (and inspired their name).

I’m not the only one who loves hedgehogs.

Oh right, “knitting” blog, I am swatching for Catherine Lowe Simple Couture 4.01 Hat and Cowl with CL IV alpaca silk yarn:

one big ball of yarn for both the hat & cowl
custom wound for my order!

October 23, 2010 at 11:31 pm 1 comment

I LOVE summer, but there are things I like about fall

Busy couple of weeks. No time to blog!

Weekend before last we went huckleberry picking:

And mushroom hunting:


It’s killing me that we haven’t had time to do more berry picking, the berries are the best I’ve seen in years:


and when the huckleberries are this good, the blueberries are INSANE:


DD asked, “When you close your eyes, do you see huckleberries?”


Love it.

Oh yeah, and

September 23, 2009 at 8:25 pm 3 comments

xmas cards vs. mushrooms

I don’t know what possessed me to make xmas cards.
Like, addressing and writing cards doesn’t take long enough,
it turns out making cards takes a lot longer than I expected.

The Plan today was to finish the cards (the making part, not the addressing and writing part), but it was a beautiful day and DH suggested a quick trip to the mountains to look for mushrooms.

1)  Measure and tear paper
– or-
2)  Tromp around in the woods looking for mushrooms…

0Mushrooms: 1
Cards: 0

The cards didn’t stand a chance on a day like today.

December 6, 2008 at 11:10 am 1 comment

…and three days after that


Wednesday mushrooms 01c

See them three days earlier:

next day shitake 02cr

and the day before that:
Shitake 64

Oh, right, this is a knitting blog:

Wednesday mushrooms 10c
Koolhaas 3
Koolhaas Hat (large) – IK Holiday Gifts 2007
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, color M120 Limeade,
~77g on US7 needles

Next up, one more hat:

Noro Kureyon 188 028c
in Noro Kureyon color 188

March 19, 2008 at 8:16 pm 3 comments

28 hours later…

next day shitake 02cr

next day shitake 05cr

See the day before “Shitake Mushrooms”:

Shitake 64

See them GROW “and three days after that”:
Wednesday mushrooms 01c

March 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm 1 comment

Shitake Mushrooms

Here’s something DH does in his spare time:

Shitake 64
growing shitake mushrooms
(mushroom kit from Fungi Perfecti)

Shitake 54t
Evolution of Mushroom

His best crop so far prompted perusal of the cookbooks in anticipation of the harvest feast:
Beef Wellington with Shitake
Stuffed Shitake
Beef with Shitake
Chicken Rolls with Shitake
Asian Rice Salad with Crabmeat & Shitake
Monkfish with Shitake Mushrooms and Fresh Ginger

from The Complete Mushroom Cookbook by Antonio Carluccio
Mushrooms Favorite Recipes by Andrea Kösslinger & Sibylle Reiter

Ah, Saturday morning, coffee and cookbooks…

See them grow “28 hours later”:

next day shitake 02cr

and GROW “and three days after that”:
Wednesday mushrooms 01c>

March 15, 2008 at 11:47 am 2 comments




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