Lovely, dark and deep

....the woods are lovely, dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep *Robert Frost*   Picture taken at the Ancient Forest, British Columbia


Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence *** The Silent Sun

It's a cool and crisp September morning. Birds still lay warm in their nests. The sun rises silently. It feels like it's greeting me personally, saying a quiet hello. "Hello" I whisper back. I wait patiently for the world to come alive. Silence

Pickled Chicken of the Woods

If I got my hands on Chicken of the Woods, I would so do this!

Eliana's Garden


This is such an amazing mushroom. It’s gorgeous, incredibly nutritious, and best yet…tastes just like chicken. I’ll get into the nutrition side in another post. Right now let’s talk about how freaking huge these things can be. Seriously, 8-15 lbs of mushrooms at one time is no laughing matter…well, maybe. Like hysterically laughing with glee or something like that is completely acceptable. Drawback…what do you do with that much mushroom?

Well, there’s the obvious first answer…share that chicken. If you’re a frugal family like us though or another broke joke like the rest of us then you may want to consider ‘putting it back’. You can dry it but it just doesn’t do it justice. You could freeze it temporarily but make sure you have room in the freezer for deer. My favorite is pickled. It’s fairly quick, incredibly tasty and will be a special treat when you are dreaming…

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