Porcini mushrooms are an edible wild mushroom whose fruitbody can be described as having a dense, white stipe (stem) that will turn yellow-brown with age. It has a large cap that is pale to rust brown and continues to darken as it matures. At maturity the cap is three to ten inches broad and has a slightly sticky feel. The cap's underside contains tubes, rather than gills. Its flavor is nutty and slightly meaty, with a smooth, creamy texture. This mushroom emits a yeasty aroma reminiscent of…

Porcini mushrooms are an edible wild mushroom whose fruitbody can be described as having a dense, white stipe (stem) that will turn yellow-brown with age. It has a large cap that is pale to rust brown and continues to darken as it matures. At maturity the cap is three to ten inches broad and has a slightly sticky feel. The cap's underside contains tubes, rather than gills. Its flavor is nutty and slightly meaty, with a smooth, creamy texture. This mushroom emits a yeasty aroma reminiscent of…

Fine Woodworking, Tai Lake Butterfly!- like how the add craftsmanship to the wild of the wood

Fine Woodworking, Tai Lake Butterfly!- like how the add craftsmanship to the wild of the wood

<p>The conduit design of this Gridiron series installment artfully blends stainless steel tubing with a tempered glass table top. Modernism used to be about extremes. Wild shapes and patterns that don’t dare resemble its predecessors. We’ve reached an age of maturity of sorts. We appreciate style, but all the more, we respect those designs that represent a blending of cultures. The Gridiron stainless steel office desk is famous not for its radical shape, but for the strategic tra...

Gridiron Stainless Steel Dining Table

<p>The conduit design of this Gridiron series installment artfully blends stainless steel tubing with a tempered glass table top. Modernism used to be about extremes. Wild shapes and patterns that don’t dare resemble its predecessors. We’ve reached an age of maturity of sorts. We appreciate style, but all the more, we respect those designs that represent a blending of cultures. The Gridiron stainless steel office desk is famous not for its radical shape, but for the strategic tra...

Meatloaf is a classic Midwestern dish for fall and winter gatherings. Meaty, ketchup-y, and warm, it fills the stomach and the soul. The standard version can be a little boring, though. Why not jazz it up a bit? The recipe below not only uses pork in addition to beef, but also throws in bacon, which …

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf at Home

Meatloaf is a classic Midwestern dish for fall and winter gatherings. Meaty, ketchup-y, and warm, it fills the stomach and the soul. The standard version can be a little boring, though. Why not jazz it up a bit? The recipe below not only uses pork in addition to beef, but also throws in bacon, which …

Larch Bolete Suillus grevillei cap is up to 15cm wide, convex, golden yellow to orange-red, smooth, sticky, slimy when wet. older speciments are deep chestnut-red. underside of cap consists of yellow tubes arranged radially that bruise brown. flesh in cap flushes faintly lilac. young specimens have partial veil developing to a yellow/red ring on the stem. has solid stem, possibly widening at the base, yellowish above the ring and streaky reddish/brown below. intermediate/mature specimens…

Larch Bolete Suillus grevillei cap is up to 15cm wide, convex, golden yellow to orange-red, smooth, sticky, slimy when wet. older speciments are deep chestnut-red. underside of cap consists of yellow tubes arranged radially that bruise brown. flesh in cap flushes faintly lilac. young specimens have partial veil developing to a yellow/red ring on the stem. has solid stem, possibly widening at the base, yellowish above the ring and streaky reddish/brown below. intermediate/mature specimens…

Michael Landon as Pa Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie". Named my son after him (Landen).

Michael Landon as Pa Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie". Named my son after him (Landen).

A group of mushrooms with plenty of representatives in the Czech Republic is the puffballs.   They don't have gills, tubes or pores, instead the spores form inside the enclosed head and when mature are expelled from a hole in the top.

A group of mushrooms with plenty of representatives in the Czech Republic is the puffballs. They don't have gills, tubes or pores, instead the spores form inside the enclosed head and when mature are expelled from a hole in the top.

Gennaro Contaldo’s Porchetta Natalizia. Takes barely no time to prepare, cooks in the oven overnight, lasts a whole week. For many years Gennaro, who's funny, delightful, passionate about la cucina povera, who climbs trees to cut down wild fungi and snuffles around wild woods for truffles, and who hails from beautiful Amalfi where lemons grow as big as melons and so sweet they are eaten as fruit, has been Jamie Oliver's mentor.  Watch and learn from the maestro.

Gennaro Contaldo’s Porchetta Natalizia. Takes barely no time to prepare, cooks in the oven overnight, lasts a whole week. For many years Gennaro, who's funny, delightful, passionate about la cucina povera, who climbs trees to cut down wild fungi and snuffles around wild woods for truffles, and who hails from beautiful Amalfi where lemons grow as big as melons and so sweet they are eaten as fruit, has been Jamie Oliver's mentor. Watch and learn from the maestro.

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