A Family Builds a Homestead in the Rain

Meadow and Brown Field Mushrooms

The geese or crows have been quick to dine on the bounty of fungi emerging across our property, so I rushed to gather our share.

Last night we had burgers with sautéed mushrooms, a pile of wild greens, bleu cheese and fresh aioli. My husband fried potato chips for the side.

Tonight we’re having chicken-fried rabbit with mushroom salad, a recipe from the cookbook of Le Pigeon in Portland. The recipe calls for a medley of oysters, shiitakes, and others, but we’ll be using what we’ve picked.

Agaricus campestris and Agaricus cupreobrunneus are closely related to grocery store white buttons, criminis and portabellos, which are all the same mushroom: the ubiquitous Agaricus bisporus.

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I'm Kelly. Writer, crafter, forager, country winemaker, cook. Mama of an awesome toddler and married to my best friend. We recently returned to the Pacific Northwest, where we're setting out to grow, make, and learn as much as we can as the future unfolds.

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