June 12, 2010

The Hunt

I read my fair share of smutty 'historical fiction' and fantasize about attending a hunting party with Henry VIII's court. All of the corsets on horses, picnics and dancing, oh my. While that may never happen, I did have a hunting party of my own this weekend: mushroom hunting. In the forest of Central Oregon, we found buckets of morels. I was especially excited to find so many blonde morels as I had never seen them. The hours of hunting worked up our appetites and we came home and enjoyed our 'kills' in a delicious pasta. Finding and picking food in nature makes it all the more tasty...makes me want a gun!
The Menu

prosciutto and melon

chilled asparagus basil soup
with gentlemen's relish on toast

ricotto gnocci with corn and morels in a brown butter sage sauce

strawberry rhubarb soup with vanilla-bean ice cream
hazelnut meringues

1 comment:

Groshi said...

Beautiful dishes, beautiful picks, and beautiful pictures. And you definitely need a gun!

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