Never Buy Jelly! Why You Should Make Your Own

Commercially produced jelly is an incredibly cheap and simple food that is readily available at any supermarket. So, you might question why I would suggest that everyone make their own. It is because store bought jelly is...crap. There really is no better descriptor than "crap". Store bought jelly typically includes artificial coloring, high fructose corn... Continue Reading →

Beating the Borers; Squash Success

I have never hated a pest quite as much as the Squash Borer, Melittia cucurbitae.  They are not just simple annoying garden pests. They are the epitome of evil that cause total destruction and death of otherwise perfectly beautiful,  productive plants. These loathsome black and red flying insects will lay eggs on squash plants around... Continue Reading →

Lion’s Mane Au Gratin Potatoes

Lion's Mane, Hericium erinaceus, is one of the most delicious and highly prized treasures that we forage for in cool weather. Like their cousins, coral toothed and bears head fungus, lion’s mane taste a bit like lobster or crab with similar texture. When this fabulous foraged food is added to au gratin potatoes, it is magical.... Continue Reading →

Bundt Pan Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread had never been near the top of my list of favorite baked goods. But, that has recently changed thanks to a sweet neighbor getting my oldest kid hooked on it. This neighbor is a Grandmother who keeps a glass covered cake plate on her kitchen island. No matter how many times I... Continue Reading →

Chicken of the Woods Mac & Cheese

This Mac & Cheese is far from average and ordinary Mac. The addition of Chicken of the Woods mushroom makes this satisfying and hearty dish far more than a side. It is a fabulous main course. I recently made this after finding a beautiful 7 lb Chicken. Laetiporus can quickly grow hard, woody and unsuitable for consumption. But... Continue Reading →

Marinated Chicken of the Woods

Marinated Chicken of the Woods mushrooms are tangy, salty, meaty morsels that are fabulous additions to charcuterie platters, salads, and simple turkey and cheese sandwiches. Our family loves them. When we are out foraging for fall mushrooms, this is the food I'm craving the most. Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus S. is a mildly flavored fungus that... Continue Reading →

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