Sunday, April 13, 2008


There is a place, less than a mile from our near-Isthmus home, where we find Morels. One year we found over 20 gorgeous specimens and we feasted (well, my MIL and I did, Scott wasn't too keen and Evie didn't like the sherry we added to round #1). Each year, as we pass by the spot at this time of year, Evie asks, "I wonder if there are Morels yet?" Sometimes there are, sometimes there aren't. I LOVE the idea of foraging for our food. So do a lot of other people it would seem!

If you have a lot of time to kill, check out the YouTube series of EatTheWeeds's Videos. I would recommend starting with video 3, that's when he gets down to the nitty gritty.

Here in WI we are lucky to have Sam Thayer. His website, Forager's Harvest is a treasure trove of information and he has weekend foraging expeditions!

If you want to forage close to home, especially here in WI, may I recommend garlic mustard? On May 18 you can participate in the Weed Feed. An opportunity to pull invasive species and then cook 'em up and scarf 'em down. Evie loves to eat the new leaves raw, I love a good garlic-mustard pesto. Peter Robertson of RP's Pasta will be cooking a number of dishes and piles of the weed will be available for people to take home and use themselves.

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