…and Anne’s just livn’ in it.
(flower of the day: grifola frondosa).
Hello, this is James, Anne’s nephew and I’m visiting for the weekend.
Anne’s preparing a vegetarian lasagna tonight and we spent the morning cooking together with me teaching her a thing or two about the kitchen.
(right; this is james showing me how do sniff like a real chef)
For example, she found this group of mushrooms by a roadside and was determined to eat them immediately to gain what she believed to be “supernatural powers” over plant life. I told her that this didn’tsound scientifically accurate, but she insisted.
So, Anne Hanson ate this 4 pound mushroom in one sitting on the side of the road.
. . . ok, enough of that (just for being a wiseguy, i put that photo in . . . he’s objecting, but too bad).
i actually found the mushroom growing against one of the garden beds. if you take a step back, it looks like this:
this mushroom is somewhat legendary . . when we first moved into our home, our neighbors explained that we would see these things growing all over in the fall, and to keep an eye out for them, because they are delicious. so i have been. for like 5 years.
and then earlier this week when i was cutting basil, i literally bumped into the start of one at the edge of the bed. finally. in just a few days, it has tripled in size, too.
so this weekend, we are cutting it and eating it (but not tonight). we’ll sauté it and eat with the homemade pasta we’re also making. i’ll keep you updated.
tonight we are having a birthday feast. it’s david’s and beckie’s birthday once again, and we are celebrating. i spent all day yesterday shopping for, and then getting the parts ready
so that dinner will just need to be assembled and put in the oven/on the table later tonight.
we’re heading out so to a “wine and wool gathering” soon, and i’m hoping i can restrain james from getting drunk and learning to knit; we don’t need him coveting my stash.
i actually do have a serious post about swatching for lace projects to write, but it’s really hard to focus when you’re keeping an eye on a 12-year-old.
so i think for now i’ll do the easy thing and show you some yarn.
this is kim’s new lightweight sock yarn
in her famous tupelo honey colorway. GUESS what kim wants me to design with it??
A 4 pound mushroom?