What’s For Dinner Tonight?

Picture 234After a drizzled morning of plucking and processing a fall batch of turkeys, we decided on a soup made with foraged mushrooms to take the chill out of our bones. My friend Pia dropped this by, having picked it while out wandering the woods above our sheep pasture. Chicken mushroom ( Laetiporus sulphureus) is a delicious mushroom and has a bit of a meaty texture. I love how it absorbs into it…. the butter, salt, and pepper, we use to saute it in. A good portion of our gifted chicken mushroom went into a soup this afternoon, along with an assortment of veggies from the garden. Just what we needed.Picture 237 Picture 239The trees are really turning color right now. Working down into the sheep fields we are surrounded by their beauty. A few more weeks and the sheep will be brought up from their field and kept closer to the barn through the winter months. In the meantime, we’ll keep enjoying our treks down through the pastures, moving fence and hauling water, appreciating this glorious autumn.Picture 203

4 comments on “What’s For Dinner Tonight?

    • We are open by appointment through October ( just call and let us know when you’d like to come) or by chance, though if you are driving any distance you may want to call first to make sure someone is here. Yes, you definitely can still plant hostas. We plant them into the first week of November. Still time!

  1. That’s a beautiful Hen of the Wood you got there! We see them growing on trees sometimes in the woods here but I have never been brave enough to pick & eat them. I do forage for chantarelles which are plentiful here and great in a veg saute.

    • Hi Amy,
      This mushroom is actually a chicken mushroom, different than hen of the woods ( also edible). Chicken mushroom ( laetiporus sulphureus) looks quite different than hen of the woods.
      check it out. Glad to have met you this fall….hope to see you again next season. many knitting projects going at the moment?
      take care,denise

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