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Sunday
May022010

It's hunting season

At this point I'm just going to assume you've read The Omnivore's Dilemma.  If you haven't, please do. If you have, we're probably on the same page.  I've sung Mr. Pollan's praises before, and I have to admit he has inspired me (and probably a million other Americans) on many levels with regards to the food I put into my body. I have been known, however, to take things and run with them.  Last year I got excited about the native edibles that were available for eating that can't be cultivated (or take a lot of unpredictable effort when attempted).  This year, I decided to find those goodies for myself. 

 

Now, foraging is not for the weak of heart, or for the ill-informed, so I tapped my most valuable resources.  A wonderful woman named Kathy (@Kathysforay on Twitter) just up and offered to take me.  People, that doesn't happen!  She didn't even force me to get blindfolded or anything (you know, because of the secret location of the mushrooms and whatever), on top of the fact that she was gracious enough to let me keep what I found.  She even told me I had an eye for it! I almost believed her, too.  In about 30 minutes we stumbled upon about 7 or 8 morels that are now waiting for some cooing love this week... I might even blog about it. 

This blonde beauty was my first find.  I squealed like a little girl when I saw it, and had to resist picking it instantly so I could snap a picture of my first forage ever.

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Reader Comments (8)

Such gorgeous images. Love it.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Nice job! You had some beautiful light in whatever forest you were hunting in!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

awww....magical!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaeAlexis

@Maggie Thanks! I was in total heaven
@Nicki I love forest lighting...
@Rae Next time I'm bringing you with me.

May 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterKate N.G. Sommers

Exciting! My husband Ryan is super into wild asparagus. Should be sprouting up soon. Definitely worth hunting for.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Your pictures look like fairy heaven! Once again.. you give me inspiration! Thank you Mrs. Kate!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa Rose Adams

Welcome to the wacky & wonderful world of wild food foraging. Some of us have our calendars structured entirely around what wild delicacies we can find in the woods at any given time of year. Morels are right at the top of the list. Congrats!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLang

These photos are absolutely gorgeous. I want to frame them. And those mushrooms are gorgeous too! You're such a fabulous photographer, lady!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicky

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