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Cozy Cooking LEMON PEPPER KING SATAY INGREDIENTS 1 pound king oyster mushrooms, caps removed 5 tablespoons olive oil (divided, 3 tablespoons/2 tablespoons) 2 lemons, juiced (approximately ¼ cup) 1 garlic clove, finely minced 1 teaspoon sea salt ½ tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper

Photos courtesy of (top) AuthenTEAK; (bottom) Arnold Masonry and Landscape, photography by Mark Najjar; (top right) Sophia Marchese of Happy Seed, LLC.

Double-Duty Dynamics AuthenTEAK’s Bentintoshape® steel fire pit is perfect for small outdoor spaces and even for those that aren’t plumbed for gas. It’s built to accommodate natural wood logs in the fire bowl or you can hide a 20-pound propane gas tank inside for use with ceramic logs. As the surface of the fire pit weathers, it will change to have an antique, rusted look.

DIRECTIONS Soak wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking to prevent burning or use metal skewers. Heat a cast-iron pan to medium heat and pour in 2 tablespoons olive oil, then add mushrooms.

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While mushrooms are searing, use a second cast-iron skillet or other heavy bottomed pan to press them down for 2 to 3 minutes.

Flip the mushrooms, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water to the pan and repeat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Pull from heat and allow pressed mushrooms to cool on a work surface. Slice vertically into strips, then pierce and weave with skewers. Transfer to plate or dish for marinating. In small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Pour over the skewers and let sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Heat a cast-iron grill pan or charcoal grill on medium heat, brush oil mixture, add skewers and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve hot with fresh squeezed lemon!

Recipe courtesy of Happy Seed, LLC.

Back To Basics This rustic fieldstone fire pit, designed and built by Scott Arnold of Arnold Masonry and Landscape, keeps things old school. “This is a wood-burning fire pit,” he explains. “Most of my clients don’t want gas, since nothing sounds or smells like the burning of real wood.” He says the stone veneer and use of gravel as the “patio” surface brings a more informal “campfire” feel to the area. ArnoldMasonryAndLandscape.com

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