The weather this summer has made for weird and confusing timing for the wild harvest in Northwest Wisconsin. Normally, we would have started picking blueberries on the barrens a week or so ago, but in my neck of the woods they are just beginning to ripen. I have not found any ripe ones yet, but … Continue reading Wild Harvest Season: Unusual Timing
I obtained a really tasty 4-year-old sourdough starter from a friend a year ago that has been festering and bubbling on and off in a 1/2 gallon jar stored in the door of my refrigerator. In honor of it's 1 year anniversary in my house and it's 5th birthday (give or take a few months, … Continue reading Wild Rice Sourdough Bread
Of the hundreds of wildflowers found in this area, there are only a handful of orange-flowered ones. I saw four of them today on a quick drive through Crex. The only one I did not find today was Michigan Lily. Butterfly Milkweed. One of the hosts of the Monarch caterpillar. Orange Hawkweed, an introduced and … Continue reading Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?
When I think of wild rice recipes, I usually think of fall dishes. But wild rice is a versatile base for many different flavors. My cousin likes to eat it plain with some maple syrup and butter for breakfast. I have made many different wild rice dishes, such as Wild Rice and Venison Meatloaf with … Continue reading Summer Wild Rice
I recently acquired a fishing boat, and a new vehicle to pull it. After spending a couple hours installing the trailer hitch on Saturday (yes, by myself - girl power!), I took my fishing partner out to a nearby lake to catch us a mess of panfish. We found a great spot where mostly keepers … Continue reading Fishing fun!
There are a lot of ways to cook a chicken, but I think this is the best way for amazing flavor and juicy tenderness. Start with a cut up chicken and a hot grill with the coals covering one half of the grill. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then place on grill … Continue reading Dutch Oven Chicken on the Grill
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~Aldo Leopold