Cookbook author Mindy Toomay's blog about eating for health, cooking with spirit, and celebrating life in northern California. Here she dishes up food rants and raves, recipes, and plenty of kitchen wisdom.

By your own efforts, waken yourself, watch yourself, and live joyfully.
-- The Dhammapada

Why not make a daily pleasure out of a daily necessity?
-- Peter Mayle


Chanterelle heaven

We were blessed indeed on that chilly January morning to unearth 15 pounds of meaty chanterelles within about 20 minutes. Here they are.

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Everyone took home a few pounds. Here's a list of what I did with my share of the loot.
1. Sauteed in olive oil until carmelized. Added minced garlic and salt during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Served on toasted rustic bread. You know what I mean by rustic, don't you? Crusty and chewy, and sold in a whole loaf for freshness. (See my post entitled Bread Lament for more on that subject.)
2. Cooked in a tomato sauce with Italian herbs and eggplant, served with gorgonzola polenta.
3. Sauteed with onion at the beginning of curried lentil and chard soup.
4. Added to breakfast eggs and eaten in corn tortillas with salsa.

The fungus among us are a culinary gold mine. Seek out a mushroom club in your area and join the forage...


At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:01 AM, Blogger Mindy T. said...

Hey Cars. Is a blogring the same as a blogroll? I'm learning about the latter. Thanks for the tip. Feel free to give me all the advice you've got. I'm a raw beginner!


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