Happy Festivus 2015

From deep within a wet Humboldt County, CA forest we bring you an xmas miracle: a ray of sunshine after about a month of nonstop rain.

Black dog in a dark, green, wet forest sitting in a small shaft of sunlight
An xmas miracle, Sun!

We went on a hike on private forest land where we know the forester in charge.

My black dog sitting in fro of the Tacoma
On the access road prior to the mushroom hunt

Besides being a good example of a sustainably logged forest (the last time it was selectively logged was in the late 1980’s) it is also an area full of great hikes and superb mushroom hunting.

A pan of hedgehog mushrooms dry sautéing in a pan
Hedgehog mushrooms are easy to distinguish and very tasty

That is about half of one of our hauls dry sautéing. On the hike this holiday we found enough mushrooms to fill that pan about four times over and will be adding them to salads, rice and pasta dishes for the next few days. Score!

Willow and I hope you spent the holiday with whatever loved ones you chose doing whatever you please be it relaxing contentedly or having your own adventure.

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