Tuesday, July 12, 2011

5 Reasons to Celebrate Mistakes

1. Mistakes get our attention, give us a starting point for change.
2. Permitting mistakes allows us to take risks.
3. Noticing mistakes show our commitment to quality, to making our life work.
4. We can use mistakes to practice. Look through the lens of your values.
5. Mistakes make powerful teachers. Help us learn new value, new behaviors.
Adapted from Falling Awake by David Ellis

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quick Pickled Mushrooms made with Kitchen Pride Mushroooms

• Cook Time: 5 min
• Yield:
4 to 6 servings
• 2 large bay leaves
• 1 tablespoon peppercorns
• 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, 1/3 palmful
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 red pepper (Thai Talon)
• 1 small red onion, chopped
• A generous handful fresh flat-leaf parsley
• A few sprigs fresh thyme
• 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon sea salt
• 1 pound very small button mushrooms
• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Into a food processor add the bay leaves, peppercorns, mustard seeds, garlic, chile, onion, parsley, and thyme and pulse-chop into a paste. Place the vinegar, 1/4 cup water, sugar and salt in a pot and bring to a simmer to dissolve. Then add the paste and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Place the mushrooms in a container and douse with the hot brine; cover and steep 1 minute. Stir and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil.