Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The 2008 wild mushroom season has officially begun...



... with this beautiful yellow morel (Morchella esculenta) we managed to pick last Saturday.

Isn't she pretty?

16 comments:

Thredahlia said...

Yes, she is!
Just one? :P
We also got just one this time, but a false morel, again. It was a huge one (300g), even after boiling still enough for soup for two.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Oooooh, I am green with envy!

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful!!
The season have started really early :-)

t said...

Wow, it really is so pretty you hardly want to eat it!

ChichaJo said...

Mushroom season already? Oh the envy! She certainly is pretty! :)

Katrin said...

Kust neid mürkleid õieti leida võib? Liivased niidud?

Marika said...

Ma nii tahaksin õppida seenel käia! Pole kunagi enne käinud. Võib-olla sel aastal saan võimaluse!

maybelles parents said...

wow are you lucky...we just have ramps and wild garlic.

Ria Patel said...

Hi- Great Blog! In one of your comments on another blog simply recipes you mentioned that the cilantro comes in a little pot . Thats a great way to sell herbs. I'd live to see a photograph when you have time.

PP said...

Those mushrooms are really not very good. Tell you what, box them up and send them overnight to me.;)

your lucky!

Y said...

Oh so pretty! I've never seen them in the wild before :)

gay said...

It's really beautiful! I've only studied them on class, I wish I could see these kind of mushrooms.

Jeanne said...

Oh you lucky girl!! I *adore* morels but have never even attempted to find them in the wild - wouldn't know where to start! But I do think I'll make a trip to Borough Market to see if I can find any...

Pille said...

Thredahlia – kahjuks küll :)

ChicaJo – indeed, but then the ‘proper’ wild mushroom season starts with chantarelles/girolles in July. Cannot wait!

Katrin – vaata kevadseente teemat nami-nami foorumis – seal on veidi vihjeid.

Marika, ma väga loodan, et jõuad seenele. Aga kui Sa varem käinud pole, siis varusta end kindlasti asjaliku seeneraamatuga!!

Maybelles Mum – but I’ve never seen ramps (wild leeks), just wild garlic and wild mushrooms :)

Ria – will try to remember to take that photo (but it’s the most common way of selling herbs in the shops here in Estonia)

PP – you’re very cheeky!!

Jeanne – I’m sure some fancy Italian delis organise mushroom-forageing tours (Valvona & Crolla in Edinburgh do). You can always sign up to one of these – or then head over to the Borough :)

Lydia, Dagmar, T, Y, Gay – thank you!

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