Friday, December 5, 2008

Foraging for Mushrooms and Other Important Events

I am long overdue for a new post. Aaron and I have had a busy three weeks. Aaron graduated with his doctorate three weeks ago--what an accomplishment! My in-laws, sis-in-law, and niece came into town to celebrate with us, along with Aaron's friend Jerry from CA. Aaron and I also celebrated our anniversary--I can't believe we have been married three years!

A week after Aaron graduated, Dacia put on a Project Runway dinner which was so much fun! Read all about it here. Dacia made such delicious food and my sis-in-laws made scrumptious desserts. Our next Project Runway is already in the works.

About a week ago Aaron and I went hunting for chanterelle mushrooms with our neighbor friends, B & S, who are really into the outdoors. We promised B & S we would not disclose the location of their secret spot to anyone. (Mushroom hunters are very secretive about their mushroom spots.) We all mountain biked a couple of miles into the forest and then walked through the dense woods for a few hours, hunting for these golden beauties. We had a blast! It was one of the best afternoons we have had. We took our dogs along and they had the time of their lives. We ended up picking 4 pounds all together.

Chanterelles are easy to spot against the dead autumn leaves.


Sarah Seitz said...

I love the picture of the tree tunnel! And Chase must be having the time of his life in that water! I'm glad you're updating your blog again! Maybe it will inspire me to update mine? Love you, sis!

Dacia said...

that sounds lovely!!