▪️the recipe of my roasted quinces is in my blog today (link in my bio)▪️it’s easy to make, melting, slightly caramelised and sweet enough, to serve with Greek yoghurt, taste it !▪️la recette de mes coings rôtis au four est dans mon blog today (lien dans ma bio) et c’est facile et délicieux !▪️
Posted quite a few Blewits but just have to show this perfect one. As someone said to me the other day - 'they don't look real'. No saturation on this photo, some of them are just bright indigo. What is more they sometimes have luminous orange maggots. Something about finding these blue beauties in the lush winter grass and grey light, says there's magic in the land. I think Ceps have the same other world quality, all mushrooms do I suppose but these two species especially for me
I wonder if they're a bit symbiotic with geese, they always seem to be about when I find Blewits, eating grass and fertilising the land 🌱
Morning board - They still don't look as good as I want them to. I want to feel like I'm looking at a piece of art, like it looks too good to eat.
I was looking at small serving bowls yesterday and thought It might be a good idea for the juicy fruit/bulk yogourt, but I'm not willing to buy them new.. I'll keep checking the thrift store on my monthly trip to town.
As for bringing more peace into the home, it sure does the job - I'm enjoying trying to make it look better every time, serving it and seeing the excitement. A positive side effect of doing these instead of traditional sit down meals is that I'm saving a lot of time and stretching out the food diversity for longer periods of time.. the ingredients stick around for longer when only a small amount makes it on the board at once.
Anyone else have mini roses?! 😍 I dont have and idea why I couldnt pass them up. Here's a random fact about me I LOVE anything mini - my most favorite is finding mini condiment bottles. No clue why but I'll always buy mini over regular even if I have to pay more in the long run it's always worth it to have a mini version.
Funny story on this fine Friday morning ... so my husband had a wish notification go off the other night. I was laughing and asked why he has the wish app to begin with. His reply was he bough me my Christmas present from there. He was sooo proud he only had to pay for shipping. I asked are you sure itll be here by Christmas? Cause most of us know how wish shipping works ( I'm not saying how much he paid cause price doesn't matter but he didnt not score free shipping I will say that lol) .... he came out and said well that will be actually be a birthday present (it wont be here till the middle of January 😂) - I couldnt help but laugh and think how much we start rubbing off on each other ... anyone else rubbing off on their significant other? 💖 #glitterinthegarden
💛 Musclewood 💛
Look 😍 at those muscles! 💕💪
Musclewood is easy to recognize once you become familiar with it's sinewy appearance. 😉
💫 I think this tree stands out beautifully in winter. 😊
Musclewood is also called American hornbeam, blue beech, and ironwood.
🍂 💚 🌿
Ironwood (a confusing name used for unrelated species as well) refers to its very strong, hard wood. 💪
But due to the tree's small stature, its wood is only used for small things like 🔨🔨 tool handles and 🍜 bowls.
Musclewood's tiny seeds are edible.
Native to eastern US 🇺🇸
On our 3/4 hectare-plot, we make the most of our green spaces by growing edible plants that we can harvest for our restaurant. ◾These are terraces just behind our bamboo restaurant, facing the beach where we can see & hear the deep blue ocean waves crash as we garden. Yea, it's pretty dreamy. ◾Currently growing taro, lemongrass, native oregano, cassava, wing beans, cucumber, eggplant, turmeric, radish, arugula, herbs of all sorts, guava seedlings, and coconut trees where we harvest our own coconut nectar or 'tuba' for that fun afternoon buzz 😉🍹... oh there's more, just too many to list.
Join us at our last show of the Christmas season... We will be set up in Nanaimo at @vancouverislandmarket from Friday till Sunday. On top of our usual dried mushrooms, pickled chanterelles are back. Also new products available: wild blueberries and wild red huckleberries jams, as well as wildfood gift boxes. Merry Christmas !!!!!
Las Vegas! I am coming for you *this weekend*. I will be hosting a pop-up event at @vegenation. They’re cooking the food, I’m just showing up and lookin’ cute! 💅🏼
They will be serving my mushroom rigatoni, fluffy cornbread, mushroom gumbo, satsuma whiskey cider, and this hummingbird cake- all from the cookbook! Do note that this cake will be morphed into cupcakes. I will be there selling books and hanging out all day Saturday and Sunday, 11 - 9. Call the Henderson location of Vegenation to make your reservation. 702-527-7663. Hope to see you there.
[Oh yeah, this is the hummingbird cake I shot for my cookbook with wild red bud and wisteria flowers.]
This is one of our currently omnipresent thermos bottles. It's so comforting to have a sip of tea while out in the cold. ✨
When I go foraging, I like to add all sorts of wild finds to my tea on the way - in this case: yarrow (Schafgarbe). One more way to feel connected to the natural world. 🌲
This year my food photography passion manifested itself in a collaboration with a professional chef, who is a mushroom forager at heart, Chad Hyatt. Chad wrote and just published his first cookbook The Mushroom Hunter's Kitchen and I had an honor of taking pictures of his amazing culinary creations.
I know I have wild mushroom lovers among my Instagram followers, and quite a few mushroom foragers as well. This book is not only full of incredible creative recipes, but also is a detailed guide on everything that has to do with mushroom hunting, preparing, storing and cooking wild mushrooms. Please, consider buying this book for yourself and for your mushrooms loving friends. Thank you! 🙏
Both hard copies and electronic versions of the book are available for purchase on the book’s website (active link is in profile ☝🏻)