• Making Cheese
    Blog,  Locavorism

    Making Cheese

    So, I meant to post these last week, write about homemade polenta, and then discuss some Thanksgiving Day goodness… But, me and my computer are in a fight. In fact, its incessant wining is giving me a headache right now. Lately, within minutes of starting in the morning, it reaches 200 degrees and then begins running its super fan all day long. I should start frying my eggs on this thing. By the end of the work day I am so sick of my hot fingers and the annoying pitch of the fan, I shut it off in disgust. But, I have so much to share with you guys that…

  • Oven-Roasted Chanterelles
    Blog,  Locavorism,  Recipe

    Oven-Roasted Chanterelles

    I stepped outside this weekend and realized something… It is cold!  Is it going to be like this until June? Really? I think I forgot what 46 degrees feels like.  I also have a sinking suspicion this happens to me every year.  I am surprised when it is hot, surprised when it is cold.  You’d think our human brains would have a better memory for weather, but maybe it is like pain.  You really don’t want to remember. This cold, relatively dry fall has brought us one thing in the Pacific NW: a bumper crop of chanterelle mushrooms.  I am sure there is some fancy mushroomy reason behind it, but…