I love mushrooms. They’re right up there next to my friends the eggplant and butternut squash. I think I might even prefer them over chocolate sometimes… sometimes. I really like expensive mushrooms that I never get to eat because Freddy’s charges over $12 a lb for the little guys. I must be in the mushrooms gods’ favor however as I received a whole bunch of them in my CSA share this week.
Well, color me happy! There’s shiitakes in here for two!
I’ve only used a handful of them so far as I had some cremini in the fridge to get rid of, but last night we made pizza and I made a shroom pie. I used a variation of this crust (less cornmeal, more flour, no pepper, and Earth Balance instead of oil), a half order of this sauce (all crushed toms), the Cashew Ricotta from Veganomicon, and a whole bunch of shroomers. It was quite tasty.
Also in my share this week was some kale (supposedly, though I think it’s chard), new potatoes, scallions and fava beans. I don’t recall ever having fava beans before. I’ve definitely never shelled fresh ones so I think I have some learning to do. I hear you have to shell them not once but twice. Fun, fun. Hopefully the taste will be worth the effort. Anyone have any favorite fava recipes?