June 18, 2014
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Sharkey! Come and see what I just found!

Here I come, Francesca! You sound very excited!

Yes, indeed, Sharkey! I have found quite a few wonderful morel mushrooms. People say they're delicious but kind of rare, so they're in high demand, very valuable, and tend to fetch a pretty penny in farmers' markets. That's why mushroom lovers are so excited to find them in the wild. And even though they're easy to identify with their spongy, honeycomb-like appearance, it's best to hunt for them -- or any mushrooms, for that matter, with an experienced forager.

Franny, I've heard that morels live in and on the edge of forested areas. They like to grow under ash, aspen, elm, and oak trees. These, however, seem to favor growing at the base of a horse chestnut tree.

In any event, we should get a basket and pick these for Martha. She enjoys morels sauteed over fresh pasta or in an omelet.

Comments (18)

Anonymous
December 7, 2014
Your pups are darling and those morels a distant memory of my childhood, finding them in the woods that surrounded our home just outside of the city limits of Detroit MI. I grew up in the woods to run free and find wild mushrooms, black berries, raspberries, and bring our mom scrunched up handfulls of trillium, May apples, violets, and tiger lillies. Thanks for the memory nudge. Also, I'm making those apple studded fritters after the holiday craziness is over. Yum.
Anonymous
October 16, 2014
Oh I love morel mushrooms! When I use to ride through the woods I'd find them....they are the ugliest things, but the tastiest to eat. You Frenchie girls have to remember the areas you found them and come back every year...you lucky dogs! delia & Kitty =^..^=
Anonymous
July 22, 2014
Finally! You two girls make me laugh and you have been missed.
Anonymous
July 21, 2014
Hello Franny & Sharkey: Glad to see that you are back - we missed you. Hope to see you guys (and the rest of the gang) on a regular basis! Look forward to your next post. Martha, Miz Lu & Riley boy
Anonymous
July 21, 2014
Hi Francesca and Sharkey! It's so great to learn more about both of you and can't wait to see more of your blogs! Will be fun to see more of Ghenghis Khan, also! I have loved you from the first time I saw all three of you sweethearts and love your comments that you share with us, also! Love, Dudley Do Right and Jan
Anonymous
July 18, 2014
Hi Francisca and Sharky, Enjoyed this last blog on the mushrooms. When will we see your next blog.Been checking back everyday to see if you have added a new blog. Miss your blogs. Have a great day.
Anonymous
July 10, 2014
Hey Franny & Sharkey - Sorry I'm a little late with noticing your new blog but I forgot to sign up to get a notification. It's good to see you back. I don't always comment but I read your blog often. Thanks heaps for the recipes using morels. Now if I only had some morels! Trish
Anonymous
July 1, 2014
Glad you are back, you were sorely missed! Morel mushrooms in an omelet sounds like an excellent lunch.
Anonymous
June 27, 2014
Boy have I missed you gals!!! Love you blog!!! Please keep us informed on GK and the rest of the family!! Hugs and kisses, Shirley
Anonymous
June 25, 2014
Glad to see you back and blogging, Francesca Baby and Sharkey. All us Milwaukeeans missed you, and hope you will tell us of your adventures. A bientot! Baby Favor
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
Welcome Back Francesca and Sharkey....we have certainly missed you!!!!! Mom loves mushrooms, us not so much. What have you two been doing this Spring? Any plans for the summer? Have you been to Maine this year? How are the donks, the horses, the chickens, the canaries, the cats? We are so, so glad to finally hear from you! We need cake to celebrate! Pugs and happy cake dance kisses, Brutus and Max
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
Hooray F&S are back! I missed you like crazy! My days weren't the same as I was missin' my favorite girly girls! Mushrooms are tasty... but they give me a bit gas! :) Welcome back! gail
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
Hello F & S!!! It's about time you're back! The old Glue Squad was getting nervous but Ruby was keeping everyone calm. Do you want my address to send some of those mushrooms my way they are YUMMO!!! I hope you are enjoying your summer. We just had a weekend with the grandkids and I'm exhausted. The little boy doesn't like me but the little girl loves me :) Glad you are back!! Zoe
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
Hey girlfriends! Boy, is it great to see you back again. Great mushroom hunting. Mimi's Mom loved morels, Mimi not so much, me not at all. I'll be checking in for more posts from my cutie patooties. Your pal, Rebel
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
So glad to see you girls! Don't morels have a look alike that's poisonous? Morels are hollow where the poisonous ones are more solid inside? I'm not much into mushrooms, but the cousins used to eat them. Kim was not too happy about that! Hope our friends find us here! Welcome back!!!!! Dixie Boy
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
It is sooooo good to see my Daily Wag pals and learn of the Morels. This is good to see you again. How are you? The Glue Squad has missed you all. Your favorite Ruby Gem here has been enjoying the summer and busy on my landscape design. Have a GEM of a day. Love and licks, Ruby
Anonymous
June 23, 2014
Great find Sharkey and Franny! So wonderful to see your adventures together again! We had morel mushrooms under our shrubs but a hungry creature quickly ate all of them.
Anonymous
June 21, 2014
Phoebe, says to tell Fran and Shark (she likes pet names for her friends) they are just about the smartest buddies she knows. She could take a lesson or two from them......