Saturday, November 12, 2005


SHIITAKE
AND THE GENUINE WORLD


Back to the genuine world. This morning it's raining (it's Saturday), which is good though because it's keeping the monkeys away from my shiitake, which rain I am shortly going into this morning to harvest a few of those round brown beauties, then spend some time choosing a new ideal recipe for really fresh rain-succulent mushrooms.

Maybe slice them thin as paper and sauté in olive oil with a touch of garlic and lime basil, then a splash of broth and stir in the fettuccini?

Or just cut them in chunks and stew them together with a generous variety of Oden, so delicious with really hot mustard and steaming rice on a damp, chilly autumn day?

There are a lot of shiitake recipes to choose from, but then I have a lot of mushrooms.

If you lived in the neighborhood I'd bring some over...

2 comments:

Dalene said...

... and last week, we could have added to your basket some very nice Chanterelles ... and in a month, we would gladly share some of our White and Black Truffles, found right here in the Pacific Northwest forest. We have not had the good fortune to locate any Shiitake mushrooms, they may not be here. But even though in cyberspace, there feels little separation, alas, in the physical world, there is an ocean between our neighborhoods... Perhaps it is a forest people practice, to share so easily, the bounty that Nature shares with us, we do tend to stop along the way home to share what we have found, and I am gladdened to be inspired back into the genuine world. I do feel better, to be reminded by enchantment of the world of goodness and goodwill...thank you...

Mary Lou said...

All I get are fairy rings!! :(alnnd