A Walk in the Park

After watching that mushroom show on Netflix, I wanted to visit the park to see if I could find any.

Fall colors
These are actually slime molds! Slime molds have a terrible name but they are incredibly fascinating (I’ll do a post on on them in the future).
This slime mold is known as wolf’s milk (the pink blobs).
More wolf’s milk
These look like some kind of berries, but I really don’t know what they are.
He (she?) jumped as I pressed the button!
This one was squished underneath the bark, which was peeled off
These are new growths whose caps hadn’t flared out yet

Blueberry bacon pizza


  • Pizza dough (we made this from scratch but you can get pre-made ones at your local grocery store or use your favorite pizza dough recipe – but use bread flour!)
  • Blueberries
  • Arugula
  • Carmelized onions
  • Bacon (I trimmed the fat off mine), cut up
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Goat cheese
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Pepper & salt
  • Olive oil
  • Drizzles of maple syrup

After smoothing the oil on a pan and on the flattened dough, I sprinkle some pepper and salt on. Then layer the rest of the ingredients at will. Drizzle the syrup on top. Bake at 450° for 10 to 15 minutes or until dough is golden.

If this isn’t your thing, my mom made a more traditional pizza. She boiled large tomatoes and peeled them, and cut them up into strips. After the oil, salt, and pepper, she put the tomatoes down in a layer, then the basil, then mozzarella, and then some sliced olives. The options are endless!