Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Think tomatoes are the king of ketchup? Think again. King Boletes, aka porcini mushrooms, make for a surprisingly tangy twist on this favorite condiment.
The most identifiable thing about chanterelles? They smell like apricots. Really. It’s a stunning fragrance, both fruity & earthy at the same time. How to find them, cook them and dry them for winter.
Ok, I know this sounds weird... even if you love mushrooms. But I promise it is delicious! Dried chanterelles infused in vodka. Yum!
Some mushrooms dry and store better than others. Some of the varieties that dried well for me were; Black Trumpets, Chanterelles, Chicken Of The Woods, Hedgehog, Porcini, Yellow Foot, and Oyster mushrooms.
What better way to deal with rabbit than to make asiago, porcini and garlic sausages with it?
Drying mushrooms is about as easy as it gets - it`s minimal effort and high reward. The texture changes delightfully - we rehydrate them and use on top of (and in) soups, sandwiches and more.