Protect your pets from poisonous mushrooms

With multiple news outlets reporting that several people have been poisoned by Death Cap mushrooms in recent weeks and the proliferation of other toxic wild mushrooms, the ASPCA has put out a nice article on the subject. Recognizing the symptoms of mushroom poisoning in pets is important. The varieties mentioned in the article are prevalent. Continue Reading >

Black trumpets

Out of Darkness, Bright New Flavor

Wonderful NYT article from 2002 about Black Trumpets. Great recipes at the end! About Black trumpets courtesy of the New York Times

Shells w/ asparagus, spinach and mushrooms

Shells in creamy asparagus, mushroom, spinach sauce

Watch video courtesy of Gourmet Today: Creamy asparagus and mushroom shells

Mushroom korma

Mushroom Korma

Ingredients: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil ½ onion, chopped 1″ piece ginger, peeled and grated ½ lb shiitake mushrooms (2-3 oz dried reconstituted), sliced 2 Tbsp Korma curry paste 1 cup coconut milk Squeeze of a lemon Pinch of sugar Jasmine rice and naan bread to serve Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat.. Continue Reading >

Wild mushrooms with winter squash

Wild Mushrooms with Winter Squash

Ingredients: 1½ lbs. winter squash cut into 1” pieces. 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper Glaze: 1½ tsp butter 1½ tsp maple syrup ⅛ tsp smoked paprika 2 Tbsp orange juice Mushroom topping: 2 tsp butter 4-6 oz fresh mixed wild mushrooms chopped  or ½ – 2 oz dried reconstituted (black trumpet, chanterelle, hedgehog,. Continue Reading >

Morel Tagliatelle1

Morel Tagliatelle

View on Flipagram Ingredients: (serves 4) 14 oz morel mushrooms 4 Tbsp butter ½ cup chopped shallots 2 tsp fresh thyme 1 scant cup dry white wine 1 lb fresh tagliatelle 1⅓ cup heavy cream 1 to 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley salt and pepper Clean mushrooms thoroughly by splitting them in half then soaking. Continue Reading >


Wild mushroom crostini

Wild mushrooms crostini Ingredients: For mushrooms: 1 lb  fresh (or 4 oz dried) mixed exotic mushrooms (shiitake, king oyster, black trumpet, maitake) 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp herbes de Provence 3 garlic cloves, smashed For chèvre: 8 oz chèvre (creamy goat cheese) 1 Tbsp each fresh parsley, chives, tarragon finely chopped 2 Tbsp olive. Continue Reading >

Mushroom ragout over polenta

Mushroom ragout over creamy polenta

Some say polenta is the precursor to bread, one of the earliest and simplest forms of food. Ancient grains such as millet and spelt were originally used to make polenta, followed by farro, barley and buckwheat that were used predominantly until the mid 16thcentury when explorers returned with maize from the New World. Modern polenta,. Continue Reading >

Terrafunga shiitake mushrooms

Mushrooms keep breast cancer at bay

In a recent Daily Mail article entitled “What to eat to beat breast cancer: green tea, mushrooms and an occasional glass of wine can stave off deadly illness”, mushrooms were highlighted as a super food to keep breast cancer at bay. Read article here

Food trends 2016

Like fashion, culinary trends reinvent themselves every few years with must haves, new creations and modern versions of old staples. What was once hot (say, coconut water) has fallen by the wayside, foods that were considered waste (carrot tops) are now the darlings of “root-to-stem” chefs, and ethnic foods with their rich colors and flavors. Continue Reading >