|It is small and hard to see but there is a morel in my hand.|
Although I am nearsighted, usually wear dark glasses without corrective lenses, have an astigmatism, and my eyes don't seem to cooperate with one another, this does not seem to impact my ability to find morels. At the University of Nottingham I learned about research that indicates autism is associated with better performance on certain kinds of visual discrimination tasks-particularly those that involved picking a slightly inconsistent image out of a large visual range of similar, consistent visual stimuli. It seems like this would definitely come into play as morels often look like and can be found near pine cones.
The morels were very good fried in a beer batter. I experimented with sweet onions first. The batter definitely stuck to the mushrooms better. Using a darker dunkelweizen complimented the mushrooms' slightly woodsy flavor. They were also very good with shallots and butter in a creamy sauce over cous cous. Hopefully we will get a bigger haul next year and be able to experiment further.
We finally had some nice weather and I was able to get out and grill. We used honey teriyaki marinade and turned out really well for the my first attempt of the season.