One of my favorite seasons of the year as a kid growing up in the mid west was-MUSHROOM HUNTING SEASON.
Morel mushrooms grow in the wild and that is the best place to find them – IN THE WILD!
On one of my “walking the pups” adventures here in northern Az. I took a quick glance to my left into a near by creek and could not believe my eyes. Four yellow morels? (sponge mushrooms).
Everything was on hold until I could climb down in the creek and grab a few pics of the beauties.
At first I left them exactly as I found them because I wanted to ask a few friends about morels in Arizona before I harvested them. After speaking with a friend of mine I was free to get out the next morning and bring home my treasure.
Yes, we breaded them and had em for dinner that night.
These shrooms sell for $20-$40 a pound in the grocery stores…but now that I know they are out there in the woods you can bet I will get out there again next April with my brown bag and be on the hunt.
What a great find.
I will never forget the day I found those morels by a creek in Arizona.
Forever on the hunt.