Hello Friendly folks! I'm Wei wei and welcome to my blog! I'm an Urban Garden enthusiast, Fashion Designer, and mini Movie buff. I would love to chat with new people so leave me a message, or follow for some daily fun! See you around~
As an only child growing up in Northern Virginia one of the big things in life was learning to self entertain.
A prime example was to take children’s stories and apply them to my surrounding environment.
Above is a fan painted in peonies. But from my child’s eye I can still see the Monkey King (Journey to the West) surveying the land he wishes to frolic and make havoc upon. Then in the same frame is the Mad Hatter having a wonderful day talking to a shy pink flamingo.
It’s kinda nice that that’s how I still see this fan.
We stumbled upon a few good-looking “Sweet Tooth” mushrooms today… aka, Hedge Hog Mushroom, scientific name: “Hydnum Repandum” I must say, the taste is exquisite. We cooked them in just a little butter. The taste is close to that of an oyster. Cooking them slow made them so tender. I look forward to the day I find a good, basket filling, flush of these on the forest floor!
If you or one you know would like to get to know this world more intimately I suggest two books. I have purchased, read, and sometimes returned books on this topic. The two books I am recommending are, so far, the ones I consider the essentials. These are the 2 books that accompany us into the field:
1: “The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms”
2: “Mushrooms Demystified” by David Arora
Mushroom Season is around the corner…Spring-Fall. Pick up a new study or hobby that makes your reason for going into the forest change over the years.