There are days that I just wish I was a natural cook. I’m not. I have some friends that if you gave them an onion, a tomato and an apple, they would be able to create a fantastic meal for you. They would even have the perfect wine to accompany the meal. Not me, I would be left holding an onion, a tomato, and an apple. Mind you, I might be able to tell you of the Vitamin C deficiency people in the middles ages suffered from, all the while they had little red tomatoes chock full of vitamin c growing in pots as decorative plants! Or even I might mutter, you know under the correct conditions, some mushroom spores can sit dormant for decades, or even a century, and then still grow. Unlike any hopes of my culinary skills. None of this will get you a proper dinner though, I’m just not a cook. But I love going to Farmer’s markets and just having a mooch around and marvelling at the goods. I was at this little farmer’s market and found this mushroom stall from Vashon Island. What beautiful mushrooms! I have no idea what kind they are, but the colour just took my breath away! An aunt of mine would be able to tell you what kind, but only after a lecture. I’ll spare you that! So here’s to the cooks who would know what to do with these beautiful mushrooms other than throwing them in a frying pan with butter and onions!
Ted’s Day Out, a short story available on Amazon
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