EAT MORE SHIITAKE! And Bacon, too. Wiltbank Mushroom Farm and Jacuterie – BOTH here this week.
Gary, the mushroom “whisperer” from Wiltbank Farm is back for a visit. His oyster mushrooms and shiitake are as flavorful as they are fetching. And ridiculously affordable. Healthy, too. Shiitake in particular, are full of copper and selenium – good for the heart.
And, here’s the thing, they keep FOREVER so long as you store them in a brown paper bag in the fridge. Buy them this Saturday and plan a dinner party around them for NEXT Saturday. No problem.
Chop them up and sautee them with garlic, a little white wine, and put them on crostini, with fresh parsley, cracked pepper and parmesan shavings; tuck them in a dinner-worthy omelet or build a risotto around them. Ask Lisa at Wild Sea Salt (also here this week) which of her “local” salt flavors would showcase them best.
Jacuterie is also back with their BACON and fresh pork sausage seasoned with local herbs and spices. They are also well-stocked in Chaseholm Creamery artisanal cheeses.
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