Monday, February 13, 2012

Put the bag down ...

Big week dear readers and here I am checking in with you like the industrious person I am attempting to be. I am spending this week learning about black garlic, making cocoa pasta, talking to farmers and local tea growers about tea I would love to grow here,  hugging mushrooms, sketching packaging, planning my next couple of paintings and taking heaps of photos. 


Whoa. What's that you say? You would like a little more elaborating on the whole hugging mushrooms thing? Well I couldn't help myself!  I'll tell you. I'm not ashamed (well, maybe slightly). There I was just going about my business when suddenly there they were right under my nose. Huge bags of huge morels and chantrelles. Like the kind huge enough to stuff with meat. Before I knew what I was doing (who are we kidding, I knew exactly what I was doing) I just picked up the bagglanced lovingly at it,  inhaled lovely magical (but not literally) aromas and hugged the bag closely. Not to be forgotten, the chantrelles' olfactory pull lulled me in and I lovingly sniffed them and then, hugged the bag closely.

Then I realized people were looking at me.


Haahaahaa I chortled as if it was the most natural thing in the world to hug giant bags of mushrooms. Looking conspicuously from left to right I kept calm, put the bag down, well, calmly and just backed away slowly ...(soothing voice: nothing unnatural at all here...) all the while mentally flogging myself with there I go again hugging mushrooms! and who hugs mushrooms anyway?! and I literally just hugged a bag of morels! in public!... You know, I think I got a little sidetracked... wait, wait, it was you who asked about the mushrooms! Phew... sometimes I make myself wonder ...anyhow okay, what I wanted to tell you is that it is a big week because it is the first farmers market of the year! In Val David! And I'm going! To try sweet vanilla scented milk fed Yorkshire-Landrace suckling piglet! So excited (the irony that there is no exclamation point here is not lost on me). I can't wait to go and I can't wait to tell you about it.


In the meantime, forget you ever read this. 

9 comments:

  1. I would hug a bag of chanterelles too! (Not sure about morels...the only ones I've ever had were from the grocery store and kind of icky, truth be told.)

    Enjoy the suckling pig :)

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  2. I'd rather hug the suckling pig.
    ;-)

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  3. I've found my soulmate. No no, this means you have not seen *real* morels. I'll tweet you a picture ...

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  4. Hilarious :)that is another option...

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  5. Why choose, I would hug the pig and the mushrooms together! After reading this I am really hungry Oana!

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  6. Ok now, that's just crazy! :) Good, recipe coming soon...

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  7. Nothing to be ashamed about. I would invite those people watching you to smell the deliciousness too. Might inspire yet another person. Xoxxx

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  8. Yes, I thought about that but was too wrapped op in the backwards walking thing and putting down of bags. Next time though you watchers ... watch out. xo-o

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