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

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

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

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

I haven’t blogged in a while, although I have been cooking as much as usual. I sometimes find it hard to decide what to blog about. This weekend I cooked: olive oil poached salmon with lemon wild rice and strawberry … Continue reading

Canning Homemade Ketchup

When I told my friend Lisa I was planning to make homemade ketchup she said “Don’t you think you’re getting a little bit carried away with this whole Martha Stewart thing? I mean, who makes their own ketchup?” I do. … Continue reading