Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chanterelle Season!




Armed with an empty basket and sack lunches, Ari and I drove towards the coast this afternoon, on the hunt for chanterelles. We met my parents on a side road (don't even think about asking where it is) and headed into the woods...

A few hours and a hot shower later, Ari and I just finished a dinner of fettucine and chanterelles that I sauteed in olive oil, with garlic, hot pepper flakes, fresh thyme, parsley and a touch of lemon juice. Delicious!

Food makes me so happy.

I should add that the leaves are changing in a serious way right now. Get out into the country before the rain starts - the hills are ablaze in yellow, orange and the rare scarlet...

3 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hello Ari and Anni - yesterday, we were commenting to friends that we need a local pub where the proprietors know our name and we know theirs.

this morning, having a bagel scramble with spinach and jalapenos, we almost wept with joy at the reality of our new neighborhood pub, the beagle.

we can imagine a cold pint of Ninkasi Total Domination IPA on a hot summer night, or a cold pint of Ninkasi Total Domination IPA on a cold, rainy, winter night by a hot fire.

thank you, and bless you. we are already practicing "hey - meet you at the beagle tonight!"

Cheryl and Roger
your first regulars :)

Anni said...

Wow! You just made our night - Ari and I are looking forward to having you as regulars! We'll be posting the blueprints of the remodel within the next week, so check back soon...

katek said...

Anni!! My mom said she'd been seeing you around Eugene; I wondered if you'd moved back. What a genius idea this is; definitely a great addition to the neighborhood. I'm so excited for you! BTW, Ben and I moved to Boston about a year and a half ago...I'm sorry we didn't get to hang out mroe while we were both in NYC, but hopefully I can stop by the pub next time I'm home!