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 →

Chicken of the Woods

Fall mushroom hunting is not walking through the woods carefully scanning the forest floor in search of small mushrooms. It is a search for big wood-eating fungus: Chickens, Hens, and Cauliflowers. The most beautiful of these fall delicacies is probably the Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus s. (also referred to as Sulphur Shelf).  They are usually... Continue Reading →

Fall Harvest Green Tomato Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a great way to use all of the green tomatoes when the summer garden comes to an end and the plants have to be pulled. I love green tomato salsa and enchilada sauce, probably more than traditional red salsa. The bright flavors in this sauce pair beautifully with pulled pork, chicken, or vegetarian... Continue Reading →

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