Jon Crispin's Notebook



The past few days have provided what might be the last warmth before the autumn ends.  Olive and I had a nice walk in the woods yesterday.


There wasn’t any water for her to mess about in, but she seems to enjoy rooting around in the leaves looking for mushrooms.


I never remember what this plant is called, but there are tons of them livening up the forrest floor.


The Amherst Farmer’s Market was quite busy today.  This is turmeric, and I don’t ever recall seeing it fresh like this.  I didn’t buy any, but did get some amazing fresh ginger that will go in the freezer.


Olive loves to go shopping with us and is so well behaved in town.  She has been a great comfort to us in the past couple of weeks.  The world has felt a bit topsy-turvy of late.

Green / Big Stick


Now that the snow is all gone Olive and I have started spending more time in the woods.  It rained most of the day yesterday, so it was pretty wet.  Nice.


She is a total stick (or should I say log) girl.  This could have been record size for her.  She carried it for about half a mile.


I have been seeing a lot of green lately, and these fungi are just beautiful.  Can anyone out there tell me what they are?

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Posted in Food, Jon Crispin, mushrooms by joncrispin on 06/05/2015

Cristine has some fantastic former students.  One of them is Sarah Berquist who is now a lecturer at UMASS.  Along with her partner, she also has a  mushroom business.  So we occasionally get fresh, interesting mushrooms for dinner.  These guys showed up last night in a brown paper bag.  Like most other photos to do with the natural world that I post here, I have no idea what these are called.  But fried up in butter, they tasted great.

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