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It’s National Mushroom Month!

September is National Mushroom Month, and there are two easy ways to to celebrate mushrooms: 1. Attend the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival in nearby Kennett Square, and 2. Treat yourself to mushrooms from Meryle Voytilla’s Mushrooms stand at the Media Farmers Market!

mushroom fest 9.4.13Kennett Square’s 28th Annual Mushroom Festival!

Kennett Square is the Mushroom Capital of the World, and every year they celebrate with a mushroom extravaganza! This year it’s Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8. Plenty of fun for the whole family to enjoy as you stroll down Mushroom Boulevard (State Street the rest of the year). Favorite events: the Grower’s Exhibit, Mushroom Farm Tours, the Culinary Tent, music on the Community Stage, live performances on the Children’s Stage, plus hundreds of vendors. Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew and former Top Chef contestant, returns to the Mushroom Festival on Sunday, September 8, with two shows. For tickets for Hall’s cooking demonstrations, and to check out the multitude of other events, like bobbing for mushrooms, go to mushroomfestival.org.

Make Your Own Mushroom Festival…

mushrooms 5 9.4.13…with mushrooms from Meryle’s Mushrooms stand. Take home an assortment—portabellas, crimini, small whites, shiitake and oyster—to create your own mushroom feast! Or enjoy one ready-made with take-home containers of mushroom soup and mushroom mac ‘n’ cheese, a taste of what Mushrooms Cafe offers at its location at the Brandywine River Antiques Market in Chadds Ford.

Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Mushroom-Lettuce-Wraps-Just-A-Pinch 9.4.13Robyn from Add a Pinch offers this recipe on mushroominfo.com.

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sliced portabella mushrooms
  • 1 (10-ounce) can cannellini beans
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper (green, red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8-12 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves

Directions

Drizzle olive oil into a medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, beans, onion, peppers, tomato, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Cook until onions and peppers have become tender, approximately 10 minutes, stirring often.

As mushroom mixture is cooking, wash lettuce leaves and place onto paper towels. Gently pat lettuce leaves dry with additional paper towels.

Assemble mushroom lettuce wraps by spooning about 1/4 cup of mixture into each lettuce leaf and placing onto a platter. Serve roasted red pepper ranch on the side.

Roasted Red Pepper Ranch

Serves: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup prepared ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers with juices from jar

Directions

Pour ranch dressing into 2-cup measuring cup. Blend roasted red peppers and add to ranch dressing. Stir well to combine. Pour into serving bowls for dipping or spooning onto lettuce wraps.

For more recipes and mushroom info, go to mushroominfo.com and mushroomcouncil.org.

Enjoy!

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See you tomorrow at the Market!

 

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