Monday, April 26, 2010

Gathering and Hunting

The moral mushroom season is underway currently as it is once again that time of year. Even if you don't like mushrooms, morals are better than steak to those in the know. (After all, they sell for several times the amount of a good steak in stores.)

Some say to look in poplar treed areas, some say the south side of a hill, previously burnt areas, decomposing trees, etc. but I have seen them in people's yards and pine forests also. The darker ones come out first and then the larger, lighter colored ones afterwards. They usually come in bunches and are sometimes hard to spot.

Look up pictures so that you will be able to identify them and don't eat them if they are open at the bottom where the top meets the stem. Those can make you very sick. They are excellent battered or just fried plain and you can dry them for later use. So, what are you doing here...get out and find those tasty morsels.


  1. Glad to see you posting. I have never gathered mushrooms for food but it would be interesting. With my luck I pick the wrong ones and either get sick or take a little trip.

  2. Thanks. Those mushrooms are hard to find this year because everyone is getting out and picking them all. They are pretty easy to identify. There is only one other that looks anything like them but the bad ones are open at the bottom of the cap around the stem.