Friday, September 20, 2013

harvested

Well look at that.  In the span of 24 hours those sulphur shelf mushrooms I was watching went from nubbins to somethin's.  Enough to warrant cutting a few off for a side with dinner.


I just sauteed them up in some olive oil with some sage from the garden and put them on pasta.  This is a step up for me, normally I have no restraint and eat them straight from the pan.

I should be able to harvest more in a day or two and I'll likely put them away for winter.  It's such a treat to have good mushroom soup when the snow flies.
It's the little things.

Have a great weekend, all.


10 comments:

Kristy M said...

Hi lisa that looks so yummy! Question for ya-a friend and I are wondering if you have ever dyed wool roving with cranberries? And if you have could you tell us how to go about doing it? If you get a chance we would be so happy to know your prosses. thanks-you have inspired us!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Kristy - I tried dyeing with highbush cranberries a few years ago but didn't have much luck. I haven't tried dyeing with regular cranberries. I think in general that berries are more fugitive, meaning they don't keep their color well. But I also think that depends on the material you use. But, when I do try a new dye stuff, and I'm feeling organized, I do have a ritual I do. I'll try to do a blog post about it in the next few days.

Margie Haack said...

Thank you for this lovely post - mushrooms are endlessly fascinating to me. Seems like this year is perfect for them - I would love to find a living mentor for these culinary delights. Chicken of the woods look fairly easy to identify, but as you can see from the blog I posted, in the end, I chickened out on eating the beauties I found.
http://toadsdrinkcoffee.blogspot.com/2013/09/if-you-love-wild-mushrooms-and-would.html

Michelle said...

I posted a photo of this beautiful fungus on my blog and someone ID'd it for me. Said it was supposed to be edible but can cause stomach problems, which scared me off. I've never been brave enough to harvest and cook my own mushrooms!

leFiligree said...

those do look delicious. I found laetiporous conifericola (a safety-red version)earlier this year, and i wouldnt say any part of it was as juicy as yours looks. do you have any experience tasting the more mature lobes? if so, do they get dry and mealy?

Kristy M said...

Thanks Lisa I will wait intil you do a post about dying before I try something that I dont know much about-in my eyes you are the expert! I was wondering about cranberries because today at work I had to make cranberry fudge and it turned out to be such a pretty color!

ariadne said...

Oh they are edible too!AriadnefromGreece!

ninimakes said...

Those are so pretty! Don't think we have those shrooms in these parts. We have little fungi popping up now too, nothing as bold and special as those sulphur beauties.
Happy weekend. x

Kristy M said...

Thanks Lisa we were wondering about cranberries for dye because we were making cranberry fudge at work and it turned out to be such a pretty color! We will wait for you to do a post sometime about it-cause in my eyes you are the expert! Thanks for responding to us yesterday!

~mel said...

Oh how I'd love to spend a day in the woods with you ~ looking at mushrooms, mosses and lichens and all the pretty little things that so many people just walk by. Isn't nature wonderful!

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