As much as I feel guilty about food miles, I saw these at my local Whole Foods & I could not resist. Bluefoot mushrooms (pied bleu champignons) from France. Who knows when these were picked.. but I wanted them - sauteéd in a sizzling pan of butter &/or olive oil, tossed with some gnocchi. Just wanted to share the revelry of these ethereal beauties. Happy winter-to-spring!
This is a beautiful brick of pu-erh tea (a highly oxidised & fermented black tea) that was pressed with a horse & the Chinese character for 'horse' on it to commemorate the new lunar year. I came across this while stopping in for a pot of tea at the Leaf & Kettle (a lovely tea shop here in northern San Diego) after work. Couldn't resist taking a picture. Forgive my blogging negligence! I've been really well though extremely busy! Expect more posts soon!