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Mushroom Hunting

Here's an amazing recipe for one of the best fall appetizer's I know. It's courtesy of Menno Simon, the absolutely phenomenal chef from Vinha da Manta (a gorgeous glamping in rural Portugal not 20min away from us at Casa Beatrix). If you've foraged the wild mushrooms yourself, they will taste the best, but otherwise, see what's on offer at your closest market or supermarket and give it a try. Note: With mushrooms, be responsible! Check books and do your homework. If you're not 100% sure of an ID, don't

If you’re just interested in finding out about mushroom walks and experiences, skip the first bit! The first time I went mushroom hunting was in Belgium, on the same trip when I met my future in-laws for the first time. It was a wild new frontier for me, but as I enjoyed the woods, I was also intent on finding at least one mushroom so my honor would be safe. I managed, barely. Mushrooms can be sneaky! Fast forward a few years, and my now husband and I move to

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