So it's especially important to celebrate those joys that do come with the dark, wet, cold days. And here's an especially joyous treat -- Chanterelles!! One of my little island neighbours (it's a little island, the neighbour is regular size) heads to the woods each fall to musroom pick and brings some of the harvest back to sell here for a crazy price. I worried that I'd either missed the sale or that it wasn't happening this year, but biking home the other evening, I saw a handmade cardboard sign announcing Chanterelles for sale at $5 a pound!!!! I would have screeched to a halt if my brakes worked better, but since I was heading uphill, I came to a pretty quick stop. Knocked on said neighbour's back door, asked if I could take four pounds, and then sprinted off with them before anyone could say I was being too greedy.
To give you a better sense of scale, I put a soup bowl next to the bowl of mushrooms -- there are two pounds in there, a wollop of delightful fall goodness. -- and by the way, if you like these blue bowls, there's more blue over at Mardel's. She's decided to join in the meme fun, along with Tiffany and Northmoon