Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ultimate Summer Salad and Grilled Pizza

I. Am. Not. A. Purist.  Not with this salad, anyway.  While I might be incurring some form of slight guilt, I say to hell with purity and exploit the living daylights out of your farmers' market for this super simple Greek salad.  It took less than ten minutes to prepare this bowl of crunchy, sweet and briny goodness.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Chicken Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Artichoke Hearts

Note to self: never make mushroom risotto any other way ever again, add those NH Mushroom Company guys to my Christmas card list, and find out the name of that artichoke farmer I ran into at the Tamworth farmers' market a couple weeks ago.

Here you have the 'chicken' mushroom, aka Chicken of the Woods, aka L. cinncinatus.  Use it like you would, well, chicken!
Visit the NH Mushroom Co.'s website to learn about the tremendous health benefits associated with mushrooms, and to see a few of those they grow.

This large, gnarly-looking oak tree fungus is really fun to work with.  The fans can be pulled apart much the same way you would cooked chicken meat, making it versatile for stew, chowder, risotto, enchilades....  The thicker ends can be