Hunting for morels
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Hunting for Morels

Hunting for morels can be very fun and satisfying. Join the Intrepid Eater as he comes upon a nice haul of the delicious spring mushrooms!

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dandelion and onion bhaji
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Dandelion and Onion Bhaji

These dandelion and onion bhaji are the perfect wild twist on an Indian restaurant classic. Dandelion flowers, leaves, and onions get battered and fried.

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cup of spruce tips
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Spruce Tip Syrup

This spruce tip syrup is easy to make and is makes the perfect addition to desserts, confections, and cocktails!

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Spruce Salt
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How to Make Spruce Salt

Spruce salt is made by harvesting young, tender spruce tips in the spring, blending them with coarse sea salt or kosher salt and letting it dry.

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clear squeeze bottle with brown liquid
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Easy Mushroom ‘Soy’ Sauce

There are many ways to preserve mushrooms, but this one may be the easiest. This sauce stays good in the fridge for months, and can be used on any number of things.

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maitake mushroom slathered in barbecue sauce being cut on a cutting board
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Breathtaking BBQ Maitake Mushroom

This special technique comes from Wicked Healthy (check out wickedhealthyfood.com for more amazing vegetarian recipes!) with a couple small flourishes of my own. By brining and pressing the mushroom, you end up with an extra meaty texture.

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pan seared maitake mushroom in soba broth
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Kake Soba with Pan Seared Maitake Mushrooms

Kake Soba is a basic Japanese recipe for soy, mirin, and dashi broth poured over cooked soba noodles. In this recipe, lightly inspired by a Bon Appétit recipe, the broth gets simplified and the soup is topped with crispy and meaty Maitake mushrooms and an assortment of crunchy and spicy accoutrements.

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