|yellowfeet + trumpets of death. gotta love the names of these delicious little fungi.|
with limited freezer space, a flourishing garden and a shared love of mushroom picking, our stocks are overflowing. drying shrooms and veggies feels almost like cheating: vast piles shrink into diminutive heaps that promise a year long pleasure.
|all dried out: mushrooms and leek.|
since we had not dried anything previously, i had to make sure everything turned out all right. hence, i took a bag of organic barley – local, nutricious and much smaller in both carbon and water footprint than rice – and simmered it with dried leek and mushrooms until a creamy "barlotto" decorated my plate.
|barley, veggie stock, leek, mushrooms, butter, salt and pepper. that's it.|
simple and delicious.