Notes from the Kitchen:

Springtime in Michigan is hunting season for morels. Good mushroom hunters know where to find them but you’ll have to find your own secret spot. Even if you don’t love mushrooms, spending an hour or two in the woods just as nature is waking up from the long sleep of winter is a meditative treat of birdsong and fresh air.

Papa Dragon likes to sauté his morels in butter: just rinse ’em, pat ’em dry, heat up some butter in a pan, add the morels and fry them until they’ve absorbed all the butter.