It's harvest time. Mushrooms, lingonberries, plums, crayfish, apples, beetroots, sunflowers... You name it, nature is just waiting for you to pick them up.
This year has been an amazing "mushroom year". Traditionally July is sunny and dry, but, this year, well, just the opposite. Pity for the holiday season, but good for the mushroom lovers.
|THE MATSUTAKE FAMILY TRAVELLED 13 HOURS ACROSS THE WHOLE FINLAND.|
The Matsutake-family travelled 13 hours on road, so, for the starters I took them out for a visit to the near by forest. To catch some fresh air... Then I made a pizza.
|MATSUTAKE-PIZZA; FROM FOREST, WITH LOVE.|
I cooked Japanese style Matsutake rice with combu dashi (seaweed stock), tamarin soya, sake, mirin, and nori powder.
Matsutake onigiri, the triangle shaped rice treat, matches quite well with another delicacy, which is now on season, too. It's again the time of the year when Finns sing and dance, and celebrate crayfish parties. White nights have turned into dark evenings and candlelight dinners. Mother nature is in charge of planning the MENÙ.
|CRAYFISH IS IN SEASON, TOO.|