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ticks! Ewwww!

If they can make a product that you just squeeze on a dog's back and it kills all ticks that bite the dog, why can't they do the same for humans? Ticks are bad this year but I'm willing to chance them for finding morels. But only for morels. I won't be going into the deep woods again until the Fall without being slathered in DEET.

Damn I hate those little bastards. But these things are well worth it.



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Apr. 19th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Its been YEARS since I've had one of those - they are sooo yummy!! -Mystrys
Apr. 19th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
Re: YUM!!
rolled in flour and sauteed in clarified butter. It will taste so good along with a grilled T-bone tonight. Mmmmmmmm

Apr. 19th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Good grief... That is A LOT OF MORELS!!! What are you going to do with them?
Apr. 19th, 2005 10:23 pm (UTC)
We ate about 3 dozen last night. Probably the same amount tonight. I gave a pound to a lady here at work, anotehr to a friend of Deb's and I sent a pound to my folks in NC. If I can find some more this weekend, I'll vacuum seal them and freeze them for later use in fritadas and such. All those were found ounder one tree.

Apr. 19th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ticks are bad this year

You're just now finding this out? Didn't you heed the stories of the Huge Tick in the Kitchen and The Tick That Bit Ryl's Breast?
Apr. 19th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Remember it was still very cold here up until the first of April. So Spring is really just starting for us. Leaves are just beginning to bud and this is the first week we've even needed to mow so it's about the right time for ticks. Bit your breast eh? Well at least it has good taste. I found one imbedded last week on my leg. It gave me tick fever which I'm just now getting over.

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Apr. 19th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ticks, yuck. I'll always remember searching for ticks on ourselves after hiking up at our cabin, and maybe finding one or two and flushing it. My brother delights in burning them with matches.

So that's a morel huh? Dang they're ugly...maybe that's to make up for being, as you claim, very tasty.
Apr. 19th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
They are a delicacy for here but yes, they look like brains. They don't look that way floured and sauteed though. They taste great in egg dishes. And they have a very unique, sweet smell, almost like licorice or sassafrass.

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Apr. 19th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
Scrolling backwards through my friends page and what should I see?


I've never tried them, but they sure don't look appetizing.
As for the ticks? *shudder* Rose Geranium, Pennyroyal, Palmarosa and Garlic should help a lot in repelling the nasty buggers. I'd recommend essential oils in a carrier oil.

Apr. 19th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Isn't Pennyroyal one of the more dangerous oils? Particularly around pets?
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Apr. 19th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
I meant to say OR garlic. Any one of these would do the trick, from what I've heard, but it may take some experimenting. Obviously be careful with Pennyroyal. ;)
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
and the morel of this story is...?
I don't miss the humidity, ticks, and rabid liberalism which were all too common in Columbia, Missouri; But I do miss morels. I used to make handmade black pepper noodles, served with morels in a light saffron cream sauce. Pretty tasty stuff, and it went well alongside a salad of spring greens.
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: and the morel of this story is...?
Offer still stands. I'll send you a few if I can find some more this weekend. Last chance before I leave for the Carolinas next week.

Apr. 19th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC)
Well get out in the tick infested woods and find some then. They should be readily available over your way.

Apr. 19th, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
OOoo yummy! brains! my favorite!! ;-)
Apr. 20th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
That is the exact reaction everyone has when they first see those. That's why it's so hard to get them confused with other mushrooms.

Apr. 20th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
Those are the strangest ticks I've ever seen...
Apr. 20th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
And tasty too!

Apr. 20th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Hannibal flashbacks
Apr. 20th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Hannibal flashbacks
But very tasty brains when cooked correctly!

Apr. 22nd, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of Morels! Those are the first morels I have seen this year. I got all ticky last weekend and never saw one morel. After talking to one of the natives I found they usually come out after a few warm rainy days. We are having those right now. So, maybe next week.
Apr. 22nd, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah us too on the rain so everyone is hoping that last weekednd was just the start. For us the rule is, lilacs blooming and the first warm humid morning after a good rain. We'll see.

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