Don’t over power this delicate mushroom I’ve had no trouble finding all kinds of mushroom in good quantity this summer. But, when I find the apricot-colored Chanterelle, I forget I even like the other mushrooms. One scent of this one, and I’ve lost my taste for the hunt for anyContinue readingChanterelles & Halibut
The perfect August celebration — meeting friends at 5 p.m. on their fifth floor balcony at the Magnolia, a boutique, downtown Denver hotel — started with champagne and popcorn. August in Denver is very hot for people used to living in the mountains, so I crave cold bubbly wine. IContinue readingCelebrating something special: Roederer & Redenbacker.
Chanterell Pizza For our mushroom fest, every one likes the hearty ones, and we all revere the Chanterelle. And fear screwing it up. The taste of this mushroom is so delicate it’s important not to overwhelm it. It is floral and sweet. Honey mixed with a sweet earth taste, moreContinue readingA Minimalist’s Pizza
Here comes the pizza starring Boletus Edulus – ready for the oven. Lucia made this pizza with a whole-wheat crust, which she painted with basil pesto, piled on mushrooms, then topped with chunks of fresh mozzarella cheese, basil leaves and fresh tomato slices. Using a couple cups of chopped andContinue readingPorcini Mushroom Pizza
Each pizza came to life with a different mushroom. All afternoon was set aside for a hike on a perfect in mid-July day. Not more than 15 minutes into the hike, a iron-brown stone turned out to be a mushroom of the very best kind — a King Bolete —Continue readingMushroom Harvest Fest