I found a patch of giant dandelions behind my workplace yesterday so I picked some, with the intention of experimenting with various ways to use the plant. I perused a few recipes and came up with this one for breakfast this morning. Fry 2 strips of bacon, remove all but 1 tsp grease. Lightly sauté … Continue reading Egg Scramble with Dandelion Greens, Ramps and Bacon
Adeline, Annie and I ventured down to the St. Croix River at Raspberry Landing to take a walk in the forest. We took a lot of pictures.
I learned how to make biscuits and gravy when I was in my early twenties, and I have not modified the gravy recipe much from the original one I was given over 25 years ago. It has been a favorite of my kids since they were toddlers, and I make it for them every now … Continue reading Biscuits and Gravy: Camp Style
I encountered a couple of Turkey Vultures cleaning up an old deer carcass in a farm field near Cushing WI the other day. All part of the Circle of Life!
My mother is visiting this weekend so she and I took a trip south on the River Road along the St. Croix River. (with a quick detour in through Fish Lake Wildlife Area) in search of wildflowers and birds. We found some nice flowers and a few good birds. Here are my flower shots (taken … Continue reading Wildflower Adventure
Today on the way home from Wildwood Glen we encountered a snake on East Refuge Road in Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. I stopped next to it, thinking it had been hit by a car. It was lying on its back, but would twist and turn back to its "front". I have seen Eastern Hognose Snakes … Continue reading Master Bluffer
Spring is the time to harvest ramps, or wild onions, and this recipe is a good one to highlight their savory garlicky onion flavor. I cooked some of the wild rice that I harvested last fall and added some sliced mushrooms and wild ramps to create a flavorful side dish that paired well with grilled … Continue reading Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Ramps