Monday, August 06, 2012

start of the season mushroom feast

Fall mushrooming is upon us.  From the woods you can hear me cooing "hello beautiful, oh hello lovely" each time I place a mushroom in my basket.  I love this time of year.

Yesterday's haul consisted of just a few black trumpets, a few chanterelles, and a few lobster mushrooms.  I did find a few more past-prime lobsters which are heading to the dye pot to create more of that pretty pink.  The rest headed to my belly.

I wasn't in the mood for pasta, and I thought it would be rude to stand with the fry pan in my hand eating them all myself (though tempting) so I made a quick tart of sorts.  I had a puff pastry sheet in the fridge so I rolled it out and baked it, then covered it with cheese and my mushrooms and onions that I had sautee'd in butter and garlic.  I sprinkled it with Maldon salt (a gift from Julie) and oh... so good.

A good start-of-the-season feast.

I hope the rest of my week starts off as well.  And yours too.
Happy Monday!


Emma said...

Yum! Beautiful mushrooms.

Margie Oomen said...

that looks delicious
kind of wish we had moisture to grow us some mushrooms in those woods
but then again
i am really enjoying the sunshine

joanie said...

Looks so yummy! If you run out of Maldon salt I could easily pop more over to you. Just wish you could do the same with the mushrooms, or better yet, the tart ;)

The 3 Foragers said...

Early August=autumn? Not for us, yet, waiting for back-to-school and cooler nights for our mushroom hauls of trumpets and maitakes. Congrats!

julochka said...

i'm glad you're enjoying the salt! i can always send you more, so don't hoard it! :-)


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