Thursday, July 2, 2009

This Week at Foraged and Found Edibles 7/2

We have entered the lull between seasons- the spring crops are fading out and we eagerly await the summer ones to begin. Porcini are done with their flush for now, and trailing blackberries are ripening on the vines. Morels are waning in their summer show, though we might see a few more. And the delicate elder flowers are undergoing their transformation into healthy hearty berries. Summer chanterelles are right around the corner, waiting to saturate our cooking into the fall.

In the meantime, we have at the market this week:

SEA BEANS - Because of the lack of fresh mushrooms this is a perfect time to experiment with sea beans. Add to your Fourth of July potato salad for extra crunch and savoriness, or try in a tuna salad sandwich. Last week I made corn chowder and threw in some sea beans. Or put up some sea bean pickles using any recipe for green beans or asparagus.

Bulk wild mix for sale, and a $5 discount if buying any 4 packaged dried mushrooms.
Dried mushrooms are a wonderful item to stock in your pantry. Use in soups, stews, sauces
to add body and deep flavor.

Because of the lack of fresh products we will not be at the WEST SEATTLE MARKET this weekend and possibly through the month of July. We hope this is doesn't inconvenience anyone. Please come see us at the University District and Ballard Markets.

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