The Galia melon has a lightly netted golden yellow rind with a pale glacial green succulent flesh that has a signature spicy sweet flavor with tropical and perfumed aromatics.
The Sharlyn melon has a cracked skin with tan and yellow-orange coloring. Superficially resembling an elongated Cantaloupe, the Sharlyn does not possess the sweet unctuous flavor of Cantaloupes, rather a more restrained balance of sweetness
St. George Mushrooms
Inventory, lb : 0
St. George mushroom are available in the spring.
The St. George mushroom's genus name Calocybe gambosa, translates to "pertty head". One of its original given names, Agaricus gambosus, by Elias Magnus Fries, was a Latin epithet for club foot, a reference to its bulky shaped stem. The name St. George was given to the mushroom for its Spring arrival complimenting St. George's Day on April 23rd.
St. George mushrooms are thick and firm in texture, bold and mealy in aroma and meaty in flavor. Their caps are large, smooth, rounded umbrellas with wavy gills on their underside while their stems are stout and dense. Younger St. George mushrooms are ivory white with remnants of earth speckled along their stems. As they age, the mushrooms become brown and begin to develop scales.
Sauté gently in olive oil with red and green bell peppers, onion and garlic. Serve as an accompaniment to main entrees, as a side dish or as edible garnish. Toss in stir-fries. Braise in broth; season with fresh herbs. To store, place in paper bag; refrigerate.
St. George mushrooms grow throughout England and Western Europe. They can be found in open grass lands, pastures, along the edges of woods, even lawns. They prefer short grass habitats in Spring like conditions.
Recipes that include St. George Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Celtnet Recipes||St George's Mushroom and Asparagus Omelette|