Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yellow Morels

Yellow Morels
Morchella esculenta)

Our friend in Lanark gave a little whoop when we wandered over a hill on the Two Hundred Acre Wood yesterday and found a whole colony of yellow morels growing at the foot of the oak trees there. He is something of a gourmet cook and knew that the morels would form the basis of a lovely meal, to be accompanied by fiddleheads, wild rice and the first tender asparagus of the season.

Us? We simply like finding them, and we didn't have the heart to say that morels were coming home with us, and not him. There are sure to be others here and there.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I smile as I read your entry. Weeks ago visitors to my country property wanted to walk the woods searching for Morels. They found a large sack full. So now I have made a new discovery and next Spring - maybe I will cook some.
I wrote an entry about it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good meal!

Sky said...


Lil said...

Tom "mmmm'd" when I called him over to see this Cate...whereas I just admired the photo!