Treasure Under Rotting Wood
While mowing my backyard jungle and rearranging our micro-habitat woodpile, I discovered a treasure I hadn't seen since canyoneering in Arizona in my teens: a morel mushroom. Only one, but a head at least five inches tall and four or five inches around!
Right there in my backyard, possibly the most delicious, most sought-after mushroom in existence! How did it get there? Will there be more? Do I like morel mushrooms? Will my wife eat it? (She's managed to get used to me adding dandelion to our menu occasionally, but she's hesitant about any other volunteer food I grab out of our yard, and mushrooms have that whole "poisonous" reputation to get over.)
I don't know what do to with myself... or more accurately, with the mushroom. Anyone know any good morel mushroom dish recipes?