After a rain, when the redbud and dogwood trees are in bloom, that’s when we look for the mushrooms. We look in the woods, in secret spots, on north-facing slopes, under poplar trees. But usually the morels surprise us and we almost step on them, because they weren’t where they were “supposed” to be! Yes, they look like brains on stems, but they taste delicious- like earth and butter. William and Ola love to pick them, and eat them.
Usually we just fry them in butter, but I also put some in to the Arcadia Farm wild Bibimbop. I got the idea from Fat of the Land and thought that it would be perfect since a Korean Restaurant is one of the closest yummy restaurants from our house and Ola and William love to talk about Bibimbop and Bulgogi. Our Bibimbop was Arcadia Farm venison marinated in a typical Bulgogi marinade, Arcadia Farm asparagus, nettles, morels and green onions, and stir fried carrots on top of rice with a fried duck egg in the middle.