Thursday, August 25, 2022

Fabulous Fungi

Velvet Mushrooms

Since the pandemic began, mushrooms have emerged as a strong decorating trend, symbolizing resilience, renewal, and strength. As a gardener, I love seeing these beautiful works of nature, signs of healthy soil containing lots of organic matter. With fall approaching, I thought it would be fun to look at some ways to incorporate mushrooms into your home decor (and your wardrobe). And my favorite mushroom recipe too.

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Natural Wicker Table Lamp

3 Piece Wicker Mushroom Set

Mushroom Storage Basket

Handwoven Mushroom Basket

Mushrooms and Flowers Sheet Set

Velvet Mushroom Trio

Velvet Mushroom Trio

Mushroom Ceramic Plates

Pink Mushroom Iron Stake

Mushroom Dish Towel

Mushroom and Moss Wreath

Mushroom Wall Hook

Mushroom Basket

Mushroom Cocktail Glasses

Rodarte Mushroom Print Cape Dress

Farm Rio Mushrooms Midi Dress

Printfresh Toadstools Nightgown

Growing up, one of my favorite dinners was when my mother made Mushrooms Polonaise. It is surprisingly easy to make and delicious and I still make it all these years later. This can be served as a vegetable side dish or as a meatless entree.

Mushrooms Polonaise


1 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 tbsp flour
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350F. Place mushrooms and onion in a heavy nonstick skillet with a tiny bit of olive oil. Cook slowly until wilted but not browned. Add 1/2 cup of butter. When butter has melted, add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes over very low heat. Stir in sour cream and heavy cream with a wooden spoon, then add nutmeg and pepper to taste. Continue to cook, uncovered until mixture has thickened. Stir in parsley. In another pan, lightly saute bread crumbs in 1/4 cup of butter. Pour mushroom mixture into a buttered shallow casserole. Sprinkle top with sauteed bread crumbs. Bake until mixture has set and bread crumbs have browned a little more, about 30 minutes.

Serves 4 (entree) or 8 (side dish)

On another subject, many of you are following my new car project. It took an unexpected turn yesterday (in a good way) and I hope to have things finalized today and will update soon.


  1. The wicker mushrooms are so much fun, and the ceramic plates are wonderful. I believe it's Flora Danica that makes a china pattern with mushrooms, but it's very $$$. I'm loving all of the wicker decor that is out there now.

  2. Artfully Walls has some great mushroom artwork -

  3. Oh, my gosh, that recipe sounds scrumptious. I want to make it this weekend!

    1. Please let me know if you try it.

    2. Following up. I prepared the mushrooms polonaise, and it turned out really well. I am a household of one, so I froze about half of the total prepared, in small serving containers. It was just as good on thawing as the day it was baked. Thank you again for sharing this special dish.

  4. Recipe sounds Delish and I've been waiting with "baited breath" concerning your new WHEELS - lol

    1. Tomorrow's post will be all about my new car odyssey that is finally complete.

    2. I'll be "tuning in for all the Deets"

    3. So glad there are other car buffs out there.

    4. YES, yes for sure :) Would have already replaced my BMW X3 by now if COVID hadn't changed our World. Have been in search mode myself lately;)