my husband is quite the culinary provider; not only is jim an accomplished hunter of deer, goose, and duck, he has branched out into foraging.
he was in the woods working on building camp's new tandem zipline, when he spotted two big morel mushrooms growing.
morels are delicious. i'd never had them before last year, when a friend of ours generously gifted us with several he'd discovered locally. if you were to buy them in the market, i think they run about 30 bucks a pound, and they're only available for a few weeks in the spring.
i chopped them up, sauteed them in garlic butter, and ate them just like that. jim doesn't even like mushrooms, so i didn't have to share:) you can't beat fresh, delicious, locally grown, organic, and free!
we live at a camp that spans 550 mostly-wooded acres, and i'd like to do some research on foraging. i imagine that there are all sort of nutrient-rich greens that must grow wild in my own backyard, and i think it would be fun to discover.
this post is my contribution to thrifty green thursday and food roots over at nourishing days.