Preparation / Directions:
Chop the scallions finely crosswise. Whisk together the cream, lemon juice, and parsley. Lightly but thoroughly mix in the mushrooms and scallions. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Turn into a serving dish and serve at once or leave it in a cool place for a few hours so that the mushrooms can absorb the flavor of the dressing.
This is an easy-to-prepare dish for the quicksilver Gemini that combines the foods of Mercury (parsley and mushrooms) with a creamy coating. Because of their association with death, mushrooms are an appropriate food for the god whose duty was to conduct the souls of the dead to the under- world. Rich in minerals and vitamins, parsley helps relieve nervous conditions (often a Gemini complaint) and soothes the stomach. Serve this delicious starter with a very chilled white wine and thin slices of whole wheat bread and butter.