Monday, October 14, 2013

More Hen of the Woods


I had to walk farther back into the forest this time, 
but I found another nice Hen-of-the-woods.

When I brought it in to show to Monica,
a little red-backed salamander jumped out.

I put the salamander back outside.

So what should we do with the mushroom?


  1. Amy Bronwen ZemserOctober 14, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    I have no idea what you should do with that mushroom, but my god it sure is gorgeous.

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    1. The first dish, Monica cooked the mushroom up with some garlic and onions, added some eggplant and grass-fed ground beef. (It wouldn't have occurred to me to add eggplant, but it was perfect.) Delicious and hearty served over rice. On the second day I tore the mushroom up into individual fronds, rubbed it all with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted it alongside potatoes and cauliflower. Also delicious, served with a glass of Murphy's Irish Stout. By then we were mushroomed out, so the last quarter of it I tore up and froze. I had read somewhere that it stands up to that pretty well, so we'll see.