As the snow continues to fall outside we find inspiration in the thoughts and ideas of others, and are able to keep the dreams of spring alive. Huddled in our little cabin in the woods, last night we turned our attention to one of our favorite pastimes...dinner.
We subsist, no, flourish on a diet of mostly raw fruits, vegetables and salad greens with nuts and eggs added for good measure. Once a week however we treat ourselves to a cooked meal, but one that still incorporates some nutritional benefits. Last week Mrs. H was able to make a most palatable spinach quiche thanks to the chickens egg production being almost back to normal...thank you girls.
This week we were inspired by El to try a new bread recipe On even quicker real bread, and by Rob Bless the British weather! to have that most wonderful bread with wild mushrooms on top. Thank you.
After the bread was baked we soaked the last of the morel mushrooms, that we picked last spring, in milk to rehydrate for an hour.
Upon readiness they were added with onions to the cook pan for a good fry.
Potatoes were fried also as a good winter salad with black beans was prepared.
Fried potatoes were added to the salad. Mushrooms and onions over the bread, a quick broil to melt the sharp white Cheddar cheese, and we were ready to enjoy.
Now all that is left is to wait with abated patience for April to bring with it another, hopefully, abundant mushroom hunting season. Until then we will continue to seek inspiration and ideas from this remarkable, newly found community of people with similar interests.