Morrell Mushrooms are a pretty distinctive mushroom which is nice because you need to be very careful when picking (and consuming) wild mushrooms. You need to be sure you know that you are getting something that is safe and edible. These mushrooms have a very yummy flavor and we like them battered and fried, sauteed, in sauces or in a variety of other foods. I have also frozen them for future use. After picking them we cut them in half and soak them in salt water to get out any bugs that might have taken up residence there.
Food foraging is lots of fun and goes far beyond mushrooms. We also enjoy picking lots of wild berries like blueberries, juneberries, raspberries and strawberries (thought the wild ones of those are so small they are just for a tiny little treat). Greens are another item we harvest and use. Wild grapes can often be found even in cities (actually that is the only time I have foraged them as it is rather cold for them here). Just keep your eyes open and do some research and you might be surprised how much yummy food you can find for free!
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