It was a cold, rainy November day.
What to have for dinner without going shopping...what do we find in the cupboard? It is time for mu'er (wood ear fungus) with pickled peppers!
The dried fungus doesn't look like much at first....
But we add some boiling water and voila!
Within a minute or two the fungus has expanded to fill a big bowl!
While the fungus is soaking, we make a tasty sauce with the peppers.