Chanterelle Stock; Canning Golden Umami

Beautiful chanterelles are one of the most plentiful and delicious wild foods in our area. When they are in season, we add these delicious mushrooms to just about every dish possible: quiche, omelets, baked chicken, pasta, pizza, soup, risotto, roast, stuffing, and charcuterie platters. We eat a ton of these every Summer, but sometimes we can't... Continue Reading →

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Chicken of the Woods Mac & Cheese

This Mac & Cheese is far from average and ordinary Mac. The addition of Chicken of the Woods mushroom makes this satisfying and hearty dish far more than a side. It is a fabulous main course. I recently made this after finding a beautiful 7 lb Chicken. Laetiporus can quickly grow hard, woody and unsuitable for consumption. But... Continue Reading →

Marinated Chicken of the Woods

Marinated Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are tangy, salty, meaty morsels that are fabulous additions to charcuterie platters, salads, and simple turkey and cheese sandwiches. Our family loves them. When we are out foraging for fall mushrooms, this is the food I'm craving the most. Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus S. is a mildly flavored fungus that... Continue Reading →

Chicken of the Woods

Fall mushroom hunting is not walking through the woods carefully scanning the forest floor in search of small mushrooms. It is a search for big wood-eating fungus: Chickens, Hens, and Cauliflowers. The most beautiful of these fall delicacies is probably the Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus s. (also referred to as Sulphur Shelf).  They are usually... Continue Reading →

Fall Harvest Green Tomato Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a great way to use all of the green tomatoes when the summer garden comes to an end and the plants have to be pulled. I love green tomato salsa and enchilada sauce, probably more than traditional red salsa. The bright flavors in this sauce pair beautifully with pulled pork, chicken, or vegetarian... Continue Reading →

Mini-Melon Trials

I have always loved sweet Summertime melons and longed to grow my own. Years ago I tried, failed and decided they weren't worth the trouble. This year I tried again with a different approach, plenty of research and careful variety selection. The result was sweet sweet success! While planning my Summer gardens, I wanted to... Continue Reading →

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