At lunch I took a quick hike in the woods. I didn't find any morels, but I did find some mushrooms. They weren't there last week! That bit of rain we got spurred them to pop, it seems. Pheasant back mushrooms, also known as Dryad's Saddle, are one of the most common mushrooms I stumble… Read more...

At the risk of sounding all fancy-pants bananas hipster food-snob foodie, I made ramp risotto last night. [caption id="attachment_7945" align="aligncenter" width="700"] every day I seem to find more patches of ramps[/caption] It wasn't that fancy. It was really a simple dish, easy to cook. Rice, stock, ramps, chives, fat, and seasoning. I went out back… Read more...