Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Farm Photo: It's Hunting Season

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Mushroom hunting, that is.

Oh, morels! Talk about the perfect star of an Earth Dinner. These farm foraged morels* tasted divine, sautéed in organic butter just a few hours after finding them on Sunday and sopped up with a warm and crusty hunk of freshly baked baguette (a simple new yeasted beer bread recipe I've been working on—and may have finally perfected!).

More mushrooms:
5/26/08: Foraging and Finding Morels (Not Today) (includes mushroom hunting stories and mouthwatering ideas for how to enjoy morels in the comments section)
4/20/09: Morels!

* Foraging for wild mushrooms can be a wonderful and rewarding thing to do, but you should never taste (or even touch) a wild mushroom unless you are 110% sure that it is edible. Most mushrooms are poisonous, and many are deadly. Please be smart and stay safe!

© FarmgirlFare.com, the thrilled with this foraging find foodie farm blog where it happens to be turkey hunting season this week, too, but we prefer to admire our wild turkeys from a distance, rather than spend the day dressed head to toe in camo trying to outsmart them. Deer season, however, is a different story. I love venison, though thankfully the donkey peddling cowboy (who is also the one responsible for bringing Bert and Bear into our lives) usually shoots one for me.

6 comments:

  1. I'm jealous. Oh man am I jealous. We've been looking but have yet to find any around here!

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  2. Fiddleheads, garlic mustard, ramps, and asparagus just to name a few are out too! YAY!!!!!!!

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  3. I'm telling ya, every single time I visit your blog, I ALWAYS end up getting hungry. Every single time! Lovely shot of the mushrooms, by the way, and what a wonderful and simple meal with some crusty bread. Thanks for the idea!
    Give your lambs a squeeze for me, and take care!
    xo Deirdre

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Those morels are stunning.

    The last time I had morels was with freshly-caught brook trout. Trout, morels, butter. The most amazing breakfast-nay, MEAL-I've ever had.

    Enjoy those beauties!

    Sue

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  5. I'm jealous. Morels are something I really want to try, but they are not readily available around here.

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  6. I certainly hope that yeasted beer baguette will be posted *soon*. Those morels are making my mouth water.

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