One woman's adventures foraging the world.

Morels

Preparing for the Start of Morel Mushroom Season

Preparing for the Start of Morel Mushroom Season

With the snow receding, soil temperatures beginning to rise, and spring on the horizon my mind has been turning to morel mushrooms. Actually, it’s less of a casual thought and more of an obsession. Over the past couple of years, I’ve returned to Michigan for […]

Morel-less for Mother’s Day

Morel-less for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day when I finally arrive in Benzie County and I have nothing but a handful of leeks to show for it. Every forest I’ve stepped into has been bone dry, save for Waterloo at the southern end of the state. Hunting what the […]

New Jersey Morels: Take Two

New Jersey Morels: Take Two

Why let a little rain stop me? On the first Sunday in May I bundle up and head out. It’s probably still early in the season, but I’m dying to get out, so I grab my raincoat and head southeast. My plan had been to […]

A Single Mushroom Grows in Wine Country

A Single Mushroom Grows in Wine Country

Every time I’m in Walla Walla in the spring I press my foraging friends into taking me out into the woods. This April was no different. It’s cold when I arrive at John and Mary’s house early on a Tuesday morning, but I’m glad to see […]

In Search of Southern Comforts

In Search of Southern Comforts

It’s too early for morels, probably too dry, too, but I headed to Virginia last week looking for my favorite springtime wild edible anyway. Actually, that’s not true. I went south to learn about Virginia wines and to attend the Virginia Wine Summit, but that gave me an […]