This weekend found us with a milestone birthday to celebrate. An intimate dinner with close friends was on the docket so we headed to the Farmer’s Market for the first time this season. Each week at the market provides a slightly different snapshot from Mother Earth’s catalog and this week’s offering seemed to be especially earthy. We set our sights on asparagus and morel mushrooms and were greeted with an abundance to choose from. The mushrooms above, though not on our menu, were too striking to pass by without photographing.
These exquisite delicacies, however, joyfully marched into our canvas bag and became the centerpiece of the evening’s meal. It was a grand celebration of eating Local, In-Season, featuring mushroom stroganoff, grilled asparagus, and morels sauteed with bacon. For desert – rhubarb torte, of course. What a delicious season to be born into! I had the best intentions of capturing the meal in progress, recording it in photos, but you’ll just have to take my word for it. I was too busy partaking in the food, drink, and laughter to give it the slightest thought until all that remained were empty plates. A sure sign of culinary success. Happy Birthday Captain Daddio!