Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Morel of the Story

Besides an abundance of garlic mustard, guess what Dave, our ace landscape guy, found in our backyard? Morel mushrooms! Who knew one could be a gourmande, albeit unintentionally?

According to Amazon, a pound of dried Morels costs $192. Zoikes, that's a lot of dough for really scary-looking mushrooms.

I am going to attempt to saute some of these tonight. Dave has recommended a milieu of butter and olive oil.

If you don't hear from Naperville Now for a few days, you'll know its because Dave misidentified these or we have embarked upon new careers as professional fungus purveyors.


Blogopause said...

Zoikes again...HEE the word. Sorry did not make it past it.

Carol said...

Let me know what colors sound like.

Kathy and Freddy said...

Peace Love Rock and Roll

Now. Down to business. Time for Bandit to earn his keep:

How long does it take to train a truffle dog?
Once the dog enters our truffle training program, it generally receives two to four months of scent training, obedience training, and search work before going out “on the job.”
Can I get a truffle dog anytime?
Yes, you may order a truffle dog at any time during the year. However, we require that you provide us with a truffle sample of the variety that you would like your Truffle dog to detect to finish the scent detection training, and so the best time to finish truffle training is right before your truffle season begins. If you are just starting out in the truffle hunting business, we can assist you in finding truffles that can be found in your area.

Kathy and Freddy said...

Wait, that will be an extra $400.00
I also hunt for morels. Can the dog be trained to sniff out morels?
Yes, we can train a truffle dog to sniff out morels, chanterelles, and porcini mushrooms. Adding more varieties of mushrooms extends training time. Each variety added will cost an additional $400 to train.

Sue Johnpeter said...

Dave is a lot cheaper.