My grandpa used to find Morels in his front/back yard, in Indiana! So jealous, as I live in NYC and I'll have to drive to Jersey for a good spot I know.
I love wild mushrooms! It's such a Paleo thing to eat/hunt. Or I supposed I should say, "gather!" Are you going to be Morel hunting this season?
A tip for finding morels is go places that have burned in the last few years. I haven't found any morels yet but I have been harvesting spring oyster mushrooms, nettles, false salmon seal shoots, oregon grape flours, and even a few fiddle heads. This whole week has been a clamming tide so I dug bay clams in oregon for two days. Then razor clams in washington for two. I love clams.
Can't wait for more spring wild things here! Ramps are comin in but it's been so cold and weird this spring- it's just like March here right now in SW WI....... I'm really looking forward to wildcrafting- holy spring fever.
thank you. this post just made me very happy. morels!!!!
i'm not sure how many morels there are around here, but i am going to ask around and see if i can't score some. Also, ramp season is coming soon too!!
Morels are pretty distinctive, even odd looking, so it's hard to confuse them with other (poisonous) mushrooms. I like to slice them and saute them in ghee or butter for just a few minutes- overcooking makes them mushy