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
I think my favorite family of flowering plants has to be the Heath Family, because of it's diverse plant types, useful fruits and generally small but beautiful flowers. The Latin name for this family is Ericaceae, which is derived from the Greek ereike, which means, loosely "heather". Members of the Heath Family can be found … Continue reading The Perfect Flower Family
Each spring I look for blueberry flowers and monitor their progress. The timing of their bloom can determine the abundance of blueberries each summer, and a late frost can do serious damage and even completely destroy an entire year's worth of the delectable crop. In the past dozen years, there has been a late frost … Continue reading Wild Blueberries
I love rice, and I enjoy making pilafs with various veggies and spices. One shortcut I often deploy is to start with rice-a-roni and jazzing it up by adding my hand-harvested wild rice, and whatever vegetables I have on hand. John grilled salmon tonight and I was in charge of a side dish, so I … Continue reading Another Rice Pilaf
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.