they say that the morel mushrooms growing season is when the dogwoods are in bloom. with foraging, you really never know if you will find anything on your hunt. this year we have had a few plentiful hunts and many days where we came home empty handed. it really is the fun part about going out to hunt!
the nice things about morels is that they really need very little preparation. they are naturally so flavorful that a little oil or butter, salt and pepper is all they need! we love to pair them with some spring peas and toss them over a bed of buttery noodles. so good!
we are still hoping that we may find another patch of morels on a spring hike in the next upcoming weeks as our dogwoods are still in full bloom!
photos and words by kristen bach