Tag Archive: wild mushrooms

Crispy potato gnocchi with foraged mushrooms and aspargus

October 14, 2015

The Okanagan Wine Festival has just ended and as usual there were many events that I attended with my friend My friend Val of More than Burnt Toast. Mid week we piled into the Hummer and drove to Penticton for a wild mushroom and pinot noir tasting offered at the new Wine Information Society Sensory Centre at the Penticton  Campus of Okanagan College. It’s about an hour drive from Kelowna but Val and I are... View Article

Wild Mushrooms and Potato Ragout

October 10, 2013

I am still buying wild mushrooms, can you blame me? They are in season. I am going on a mushroom foraging day soon with my friend Val of More Than Burnt Toast (Laura of An Uneducated Palate, when are you joining us?). Val and I have been everywhere this fall, attending restaurant openings, going to vineyard dinners, attending food and wine events, visiting wineries, eating at inetresting places and taking pictures, pictures and more pictures. We... View Article

Potatoes and Chanterelles Gratin

September 29, 2013

I have already talked about the abundance of wild mushrooms at the market right now. This is the thing about seasonal cooking. The season is short and if you want to enjoy the bounty it means using the same ingredients in different ways for a while until…….. The King is dead long live the King….and new produce dominates the market stalls. I have featured wild mushrooms in Stuffed Zucchini, quesadillas and risotto and today in this gratin... View Article

Quesadillas with wild mushrooms, corn and black beans

September 21, 2013

Mexican food has been part of my repertoire for a long time. I enjoy the earthy flavours, simplicity, colours and aromas of this cuisine. I am just now replacing some of the Mexican cookbooks that I had before, and already have a few books by the incomparable Diana Kennedy (the Grand Dame of Mexican Cuisine), the modern and innovative Rick Bayless of  the Fronterra fame and a few other books for information and inspiration. Diana Kennedy,... View Article

Summer Zucchini Stuffed with Risotto and Wild Mushrooms

September 20, 2013

My fridge is overflowing with produce from the market. I can’t help myself when I go to the market and in spite of good intentions (“I am just going to see what they have”) I come back with bags and bags of beautiful seasonal produce. How can I not? I speak with the vendors who grow the produce themselves and then what? Just leave without buying? I don’t think so. And, think of the lovely... View Article