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Archive for May, 2009

Morel Mania

24 May 2009

Or What to Do With Too Many Morels!

You are just back from a very productive trip to the woods with baskets and baskets of prime fresh morels (lucky you!). You eat morels for dinner. You have morels with scrambled eggs for breakfast. You make homemade morel paté to have with cheese and bread for lunch. Morels for dinner again. You love these fresh morels, but it is time to decide that “enough is enough, I must preserve some of these delectable morel morsels for later use”. (more…)

Morel & Asparagus Omelet

16 May 2009

Last weekend we spent a short time collecting morels in El Dorado County with our good friend Bob Mackler.  A few pounds of morels were plenty for us to have morels prepared one way or another for most of a week. This morning I made an omelet with the last of the fresh morels collected last weekend. (more…)

WebWatch: The beginnings of mycology on the World Wide Web

14 May 2009

The “World Wide Web” and the “Internet” are two terms that are often mistakenly used as synonyms, but they are not the same. The World Wide Web (“Web” or “WWW”) is made up of the documents and other information made available over the Internet, which consists of the computers, routers, wires, and cables that make this information available. In other words, the WWW is the info and the Internet is the infrastructure. (more…)

Spring Brings Morels

01 May 2009

Come, gentle Spring! Ethereal mildness, come.—James Thomson

The poet James Thomson was undoubtedly urging on spring as a relief to the harsh Scottish winters, but as mycophagists we wait impatiently for spring because we know that spring brings morels. There is nothing finer than a walk into the spring woods with its clean air, green grass, and beautiful wildflowers. Nothing finer except a walk out of the woods with your basket laden with morels! (more…)