We put in an order for mushrooms with the village at the top of the valley – just a few kilos is what we said. Just as the fruit sellers here always add a few extra thinking you’ll probably take it, the guy tried his luck and carried just over 10 kg of freshly picked porcini mushrooms down the mountain. At a fraction of the price in the city, we could hardly say no. Ling got to work cleaning, chopping and frying them with garlic, and now we have a freezer full of delicious mushrooms.
The garden has also been providing us with some fresh organic vegetables – tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squashes. We haven’t had the space or time to do the garden properly this year, but next year we want to grow a lot more.