Friday, October 13, 2006

The Great Mushroom Hunt of '06

My sister and brother-in-law were visiting us for the past week. We did many things including exploring Lyon, hiking in the Alps and, of course, experiencing "la bonne cuisine française" to our heart's content.

One of the most interesting things we did was mushroom hunting in the Haute-Loire region of France. After scavenging the woods for the afternoon, we gathered 12 pounds of Cèpes de Bordeaux (Boletus Edulis). Everything was eaten within two days.

Though it is always great to spend time with my sister, the highlight has to be spending "quality" time with Jeff. Since we have all lived apart after he and Monica were married, I never realized that Jeff has just as sick and demented sense of humor as I do.