Morel and Fiddlehead Ragout

Fiddle Heads and Morels

I’m from the Pacifc Northwest and grew up eating the local flora and fauna. My grandfather, mother and stepfather all used to take me  mushroom picking and we would get giant bags of morels. They are my absolute favorite but, … Continue reading

Fermentation Fun – Sauerkraut

Delicious Sauerkraut - read to enjoy

I’ve been a little obsessed with fermentation lately. I can’t get enough of the tangy, complex flavor of fermented foods. I currently have apple cider vinegar, sourdough starter, kombucha and several batches of sauerkraut fermenting in jars around my kitchen. … Continue reading

Chanterelle, Wild Rice Risotto with Baby Spinach

Chanterelle, Wild Rice Risotto with Baby Spinach

2 lbs Chanterelles 1 ½ cups wild rice blend ½ cup Arborio rice Olive oil Butter 6 cloves Garlic, minced ½ yellow onion, diced (shallots would be better but I was out) 1 cup white wine 1/2 cup Fresh parsley, … Continue reading

Grandma Shirley’ s Seafood Casserole

Seafood Casserole

Both the photos and the name of this dish are inadequate to communicate the exquisite flavor explosion that is this family dish. This is a dish my grandmother always made at holidays and family get together. She’s 91 and just … Continue reading

Achy Muscle Rub

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OK, this is not a food recipe, it is a DIY home remedy that I love. We have a lot of aches and pains in my house and this cream is becoming one I depend upon to ease a crick … Continue reading

Campanelle with Acorn Squash and Swiss Chard

Campanelle with Acorn Squash and Swiss Chard

This dish only had about half the chard I wanted because when I got home from work, I discovered my husband had given some of it to our bunnies. It was still delicious though and I don’t blame them. They … Continue reading

Peppermint Melt Away Cookies

Peppermint Melt Away Cookies

I love mint. My favorite ices cream is peppermint, my favorite soap is peppermint, my favorite smell is peppermint. Basically, I would make everything peppermint if I could. Strangely enough I have never bought a bottle of peppermint extract. I … Continue reading