I was so excited a few days ago to discover a local woods just covered with ramps growing on the forest floor. Problem was, it was on private land and collecting some would be trespassing. Luckily I was able to figure out who owned said woods, found their phone number and was granted permission to … Continue reading A Forest Full of Ramps!
I’ve been out on the wild rice beds near my home in Grantsburg, WI for a few evenings this past week and all day today. The harvest has been pretty good so far, and my partners and I have gathered somewhere around 80 lbs of raw rice through today. Maybe more, but I am not … Continue reading Another Great Ricing Season Underway
One of my fondest memories of my Grandma Gerrie (my mother’s mother) was when she taught me how to make homemade egg noodles to use in chicken noodle soup. My grandma was raised during the Great Depression and was exceedingly thrifty AND a great cook. What I remember the most is helping her string the … Continue reading Homemade Egg Noodles
I love soup. I always say that one does not make a soup, one builds it. Chicken Noodle Soup is a basic and easy soup to build. Of course the best way to make chicken soup of any kind is to start with a whole chicken or the carcass (bones and some of the meat) … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Soup
An omelette is a great medium to try out different flavor profiles. Just about any savory sandwich or main dish can be turned into an omelette. Think BLT omlette using spinach instead of lettuce, Gyro omelette with gyro meat, feta cheese, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce (one of my favorite late night after-bar breakfasts in Superior … Continue reading Reuben Omelette
I was invited to a childhood friend’s 50th birthday party last weekend (yes, I’m soon there myself)! The party was a pot luck and was in Minnesota, land of the hotdish, so I decided to bring a dish to share that incorporated things I had harvested myself from the wilds of Wisconsin. I rarely start … Continue reading Venison Wild Rice Hotdish
I cooked a chicken in the crock pot the other day with the thought we would have chicken tacos for dinner. I added chili powder and taco seasoning, a whole chopped onion and some minced garlic to the pot that morning so the chicken would have the right flavor at supper time. By the time … Continue reading Tortilla Soup