Wild about wild mushrooms!

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This year I went to the Wild Mushroom Show with Sarah Hartsig of Hazelwood Forest. She’s pretty much the only person I’ve ever encountered who loves mushrooms and Beatrix Potter as much as I do. Probably more! screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-18-48-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-20-17-pmI wore a vintage mushroom dress I’ve had stored away for just the right occasion!screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-18-58-pm

October was all about mushrooms. Hunting, painting, marveling, eating… I have always detested the taste of mushrooms but have been trying over the last few years ever so carefully to find the ones I love. Chantrelles and truffles have pretty much been it! I like them in soups and on pizza. This year I tried cooking the rare matsutake mushroom that tastes a little like cinnamon…I liked it! It only cost me $34 a lb..haha.

Because I really have no intention of eating mushrooms, when I go hunting it’s just to find the prettiest, biggest, most fascinating ones!  The kids love it. We were especially delighted by all the Amanita Muscarias that were out this year!

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My painting and Oliver’s painting of mushrooms :)screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-20-49-pm

I think my favorite thing at the show was the natural dye display. The colors contrived from lichen and mushrooms are SO delicate and muted. I just adored seeing the silks, yarns, and felt in different fungi palettes. They’re perfect colors for fall!screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-20-08-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-19-59-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-19-10-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-19-18-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-21-at-6-19-27-pm

3 thoughts on “Wild about wild mushrooms!

  1. I’d love to go to the mushroom show! Where was it? Is it an annual event? Your blogs are so inspirational–thanks!

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