Here's to a mellower time a while back when my amazing husband discovered a rather spell-binding fairy-ring.
Well, to be completely truthful it was Ruby that made the initial discovery and called us early one Sunday morning, to ask C. to come check it out.
On closer inspection, they turned out to be Giant Horse Mushrooms, yummy and enormous. How enormous, you ask?
Though they can be eaten raw, the best way we found to consume these monsters was to cut them into thin strips, fry them in butter and put them on our (sour dough rye) toast. Hubby remarked on how they taste a bit like bacon.
When it comes to mushrooms, a food dehydrator, no matter how wimpy it is, can also come in handy, as they dry beautifully and can be then used just like fresh ones at any time of the year.
The next day C. and I mounted a little walk-about/ gathering party, to find more of these yummy ones.
Unrelated to mushrooms, I'm happily wearing my new dreamcatcher earrings made by my friend Callie, who as a woman of many talents was also the minister at our 2nd wedding. They're simply marvelous.
While we saw plenty of fungi, we scarcely found anything edible, but that didn't take away in the least from how nice the walk was. Sometimes I have to be reminded of the fact that I live in the most beautiful place in the world, my own personal idea of haven. (that's not a typo by the way)
Surrounded by the sea with its kelp forests, seals, blue boats and bordered by the mountains on all sides.