Monday, August 17, 2015

Idaho Hillbilly

Last week I ordered a little item from the ebay store of my friend and bearded brother, Keven Villeneuve.  He and his wife Kitty threw in a little something extra...some morel mushrooms they harvested from the forest of their Idaho Hillbilly Homestead.

10 comments:

Dizzy-Dick said...

When I was a kid and living up in Pennsylvania, I used to hunt morel mushrooms. They were really tasty as I recall. Haven't had any for almost 60 years. I have never seen any growing down here in Texas, even over here in the piney woods.

Margery Bills said...

I think I remember my female relatives talking about them 65 years ago in S.E. Ohio and PA. But I do not remember tasting one.

Larry G said...

read something somewhere that the leading cause of death of Mushroom experts - was eating incorrectly identified mushrooms...

;-0

https://youtu.be/LUFNq8GLmm4

WhyR said...

Morels are easy to identify and are found all over MI in the early spring. You cut them in half lengthwise, soak them in water, dip them in flour and fry them in butter.
Extremely yummy between two pieces of bread or solo. They're somewhat rare and precious because sometimes a lot of time is needed to find enough.

Margery Bills said...

Yes, maybe I did have them in MI in a sandwich and they were good and maybe I did see them in the woods as I walked 20 miles a day through the woods to the Univ.

WhyR said...

That's a lot of walking, Ms Bills. Snowshoes in the Winter? Bear Paws or Trappers?

Janet said...

We picked and prepared some morels last spring. Unfortunately they had no flavor. We fried them like the locals said to do. My husband told me squash was easier to pick and it tasted better to him. =We probably won't do it again as they growing in a lot of brush.

Margery Bills said...

WhyR I learned a good neighbor who was an engineer and neighbor was making a path for me with his snowmobile. The bears had been cleared out 5 years before. And my son did not set his traps where we walked.

WhyR said...

Ms Bills- Bear Paws and Trappers are two styles of snowshoes. BP= short and wide, and T= long and narrow. T seems to work best for me, although it's been a number of years since I had to resort to them.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Molly Moochers, real hillbilly speak BTW