Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mushroom soup


Finally. Mushroom soup weather. And October is hen of the woods season.

I have yet to figure out how to take decent pictures in the new kitchen - it's a light thing. Working on it. The overhead light is cold and I think we'll have to put in some lights under the cupboards above the counter. So for now, here is some mushroom soup from last October in Brooklyn.

The recipe is next door, at (The Food). If you don't have hen of the woods, don't gnash you teeth. Button mushrooms will do.

I am looking forward to a new arrival here on 127th Street, today. A  k i t c h e n   i s l a n d. Break out the palm trees. If I'm lucky, the Singer sewing factory stools might arrive, too.

15 comments:

  1. Singer sewing factory stools sounds super!
    Korien

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  2. I put a bedroom lamp on my kitchen counter one day intending it to be temporary, but I loved the warm light it provided. It's still there. It has a tall, skinny post and small shade so it doesn't take up much space.

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  3. Looks yummy Marie! I'll have to try your recipe. I buy Maitake mushrooms every time I go to the Asian grocery store. They are one of my favorites.

    Speaking of mushrooms, I've always envied your mushroom hunting forays and have been meaning to find a local club to join. Last month, I inoculated several oak logs with oyster and shiitake mushroom spawn (which I'll be blogging about later this week). If all goes well, we should have some mushrooms by next fall.

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    1. Mushroom hunting is the passion of the Polish Community. Some of the fondest memories I have are of the forays into the deep, dense forests of Central Europe and the home made toast heaped with Borowik szlachetny (Boletus edulis Bull.) sauteed in sweet butter and onion and finished with creme fresh. Mniam!

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    2. Check this out!

      http://newyorkmyc.org/inwood-hill-park-manhattan-102713/

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  4. Not sure how the light on these would photograph, but we much prefer these under the cabinets to the puck style LED lights (which are cost 2x as much, and produce an uncomfortable amount of heat, esp in the kitchen); http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers-Flexible-LED-Ribbon-2026ww-31k/dp/B002QQ48TK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383056522&sr=8-1&keywords=led+light+reel - super easy to customize if you're a bit handy

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    1. Those look interesting, thank you! And would you describe their light as ambient or functional?

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  5. I have never successfully made mushroom soup from field mushrooms that I have collected - it just goes an awful grey colour - most unappetising.

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    1. You have to live with the grey, mostly - it does not affect flavour! But, if you follow the caramelizing instruction the grey will be a little brown :-)

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  6. Would not pureeing the soup make the color more pleasing? I've never cooked with foraged mushrooms only store-bought wild.

    Nancy Mc

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    1. If you visit the recipe page you will see it is pureed :-)

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    2. Reply to myself. Store-bought wild? What an oxymoron!

      Nancy Mc

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  7. Actually, my comment should have read: "Would the color be more pleasing if the soup were not pureed? Sorry, badly worded.

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  9. Darn Kindle spell check ...
    This weekend is promising to be good Chanterelle hunting ... maybe soup in our future too!

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