we closed a year of adventuring in style. hunting and exploring the unknown.
south then east. (A stop at morning glory cafe in Eugene for breakfast is highly recommended ... epecially for those with a soft spot for soysage)
from dunes to hobbit forests. slow walks. good for breathing in and out. for finding treasures hidden to the fast and brisk.
we spoke latin. because. . . it is the language of fungus.
Cortinarius for dyes. Leccinum for delicious. Then, we let loose with the common names: hedgehogs, yellow feet and chanterelles. all to find. to chop. to saute. and savor.
not to be forgotten cheeses infused with white truffles found by dogs in the woods. followed by amazingly thoughtful meals. there were chile rellenos with butternut squash and yinyang beans. the not to be missed sweet bolero carrots sautéed with onions.