Pumpkin Guts

A photo of pumpkin guts to keep all in the Halloween spirit!

Pumpkin Guts
Pumpkin Guts

The seeds will later be roasted and make a great autumn snack!

Lava Juice!

Lava Juice, or Morning Glory, as it is commonly known, is a smooth mix of carrot, orange, and beet juice sure to make your morning a bright one!

Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!
Lava Juice!

You can find the recipe for Morning Glory (though we prefer to call it lava juice, of course!) and many more over at Juicerecipes.com.  All you need is a juicer and fresh ingredients, and a sense of humor.

Here’s to your health!

A Bumper Crop of Mushrooms – 2013

This year we have received various reports of a bumper crop of mushrooms in the Northwest.  The following are a few shots of various fungi that we encountered on a recent “wet hike” through the Tualatin Hills Nature Park:

Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony – Hanging Whites
Mushroom Colony
Mushroom Colony

We encountered this gem, which frankly scared us, last fall beneath the evergreen just out front.  Its cap was the size of a small Frisbee:

Papa Smurf's abode?
Papa Smurf’s abode?

We immediately scanned the area for signs of Smurf activity to no avail.

Visca la Calçotada!

While in Catalunya, we had the privilege of attending festivities know as Calçotadas.  The Calçot is essentially a large green onion from the region that is cooked over an open flame.  They are eaten with Romanesc sauce, are messy, and delicious!