Monthly Archives: April 2013


Grilled Chicken w/ wild garlic-mustard pesto and sauteed ramps with fiddleheads, bacon and goat cheese!

Today was a perfect day for foraging – there are so many wild edibles out and about right now! I went out in my favorite attire — bare feet!   We picked all kinds of things today. One of my favorite things to do when foraging is to pick wild greens as I am foraging […]


A Rainy Day Outing (or how I ended my day with Venison Burgers w/ Brie and Ramp Pesto)

Today was Elka’s annual check-up at the Vets. I was a little nervous on how she would do, since this was her first time back since going through an 8 week behavior training “boot camp” last summer. Her last visit to the vet was a disaster and I ended up putting a muzzle on her […]


The Art of Creating – A day of wild foraging, menu and yard art creations.

This morning started early for a Sunday, with a plan to got to ROC and have Dim Sum and go thrifting for supplies to create more yard art. However, sitting on the deck with First Coffee and the day already blooming warm and sunny with a multitude of bird songs, we decided to skip the trip to […]


Views from the North End of the Lake ( wild ramp, sausage, mushroom and goat cheese cauliflower “risotto)

I spent a goodly part of the day taking a dear fiend to the hospital for a surgical procedure and since it required some anesthesia  waiting around so I could take them back home. This gave me a little time to explore along the city pier, where there are all kinds of things to take pics […]


Real Food (Grilled Venison w/ Mushrooms & Goat Cheese, Creamed Wild Cowslips and Dandelion Greens w/ Bacon & Hard-boiled Eggs.

I spent the day exploring REAL food …. you know, the kind you forage from the woods, grow in your garden and get from your local friends who have small family farms. I love exploring the world of real, good food. I love being out in the woods foraging and learning about the natural world around us and all […]


Grilled Chicken tossed with Kalamata Olives, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto (or how I got burnt without even cooking)

Note to self – even in April, it’s not the best idea to laze around out in the sun for 3-4 hours. Yea!, I got my first sunburn of the season. Besides using coconut oil for just about everything else, it’s great for this also and as I sit here eating dinner and blogging, I […]


Pesto, Pesto, Pesto! (or how I admit I’m a pestoholic and need intervention)

Today was one of those days you just HAD to be outside. Of course, I sat at the car dealers until 12:00 which left me $450 lighter in my bank account. The good news is I now have racks on the Subaru for my canoe and will be hitting the waterways soon! After enjoying a […]

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