Sunday, April 26, 2009
Well, Film Clubbers, it's that time of year again. When Jim & Dan go mollymooching -- the hunt for the elusive morel.
This year, as always, Jim had a THEORY about where to find these delicious mushroom -- the first things up in the Spring. Since fresh morels are on sale at the Charleston Farmer's market -- 5 for $16 -- the reward is tremendous!
Jim's theory -- as always -- involves a LOT of stenuous hiking. I mean, if it were EASY everyone would be doing it, right?! I must admit that, this year, JIM WAS RIGHT!!! Even Kathy & Kim got in on the morels this year following Jim's theories.
Jim & Dan had equal success & brought back more morels than ever before! This resulted in a delicious morel dinner with Ca' da Bosco sparkling wine & a 2005 Kistler Chardonnay to complement Kathy's excellent dish of chicken with morels. Fresh asparagus straight from the garden & roasted in Kathy's special soffritto just added to the feast!
The icy cold winter combined with a very wet spring made it a banner year for the morels. Many ask us, 'Where did you find more than 300 of those tasty morels, fellows?' Our answer is right to the point: 'Oh, somewhere up north in MICHIGAN! You should head up there right away before they are all gone!!!'