Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our lucky morel

What a thrilling find! Dan and I were walking in our neighborhood with Alice today, and this lovely morel was just standing at the side of our road, waiting for us to pluck it out of the ground.

As I said in this post for chicken in morel cream sauce, I've never cooked with fresh morels before; nor have I ever gone morel hunting. But it was so exciting to see this one towering over the wet grass around it that Dan and I will be scouring our property in the coming days for more.

The question now is: What to do with the lone morel? We can't let it go to waste. (By the way, it measures about 5 inches tall, top to botttom.)

Check my blog this week to see what we did with it. I'll also be writing about how I plan to use those awesome salts I got from my sister- and brother-in-law.


courtney said...

It's beautiful! Maybe you'll find a several more and get the urge to invite me over to enjoy them with you!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that is so gorgeous! i've never been a fan of morels, but i'd still pick 'em if i knew where to look, esp. since they go for $50 per pound at the store!