Can you pass the Mushroom Ketchup please?

If you are reading this, I’d like to relish the fact that you’ve mustard up the courage to ketchup to my level.
As a hunter-gatherer and a consumer of food grown on a farm or a greenhouse, I am always on the look out to combine all the flavors, wild or not, in new and interesting ways. Why just have Tomato Ketchup when you can have Mushroom Ketchup?

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Bog Cranberry and Fir Crème Brûlée

Let’s get down and personal with the Bog Cranberry. When I say down…I mean it literally! Get down onto your hands and knees and start picking!

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Part 1: Adventures of Tolly and PomPom

Deer, Daisies, and Dirt: My Mini-Me! Adelynne is my young and spirited daughter who has many hobbies and interests. She likes to bake, ski, wood burn, knit, paint, draw, and create stories. She started working on a comic strip that shows the friendship of a Baby Fox and a Baby Bunny. It’s an unlikely friendship…

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Itty Bitty Baby Birds: A Montage of Digital Artistic Photos

I have found this fun Photo filter that takes my photographs and converts them to look like paintings. I simply love the effect. I like these better than my original photographs; I like the feel, the movement and the vibrancy in the newly converted photos.  It’s the artist in me. You’ll be seeing a whole lot more of this type of  ‘artwork’.

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Birds of Prey: A Montage of Digital Artistic Photos

* * * * * *   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   A little bit about this…

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Fiddlehead and Bacon Mini Quiche

Frozen Fiddleheads comes in handy on nights like these when I want an ‘appy’ type meal. Mini Quiches make great appetizers. They also make a great meal if you eat enough of them. Which I will tell you, is easy enough to do!

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‘Bear’ with me: the Bear facts, the Bear truth, and left Bear naked

THERE’S ONE! Ugh! You are a beautiful color phase Black Bear, but I have to pass you up. It’s Saturday, it’s hot outside and I cannot process you without spoiling before I get back home tomorrow. OH WAIT! THERE’S ANOTHER ONE! Wow! You are a gorgeous color phase Black Bear, all brown and blonde. Wait…are…

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The humble Pea Mouth Chubb: To eat or not to eat? That is the question.

“I won’t eat those!” says an associate of mine. “They are garbage. Ick!” Others tell me to leave them on the ice for Eagles and Otters. Whatever I do, don’t  put them back into the lake as they are a course fish…garbage fish, too bony and too small to eat. I study the small fish…

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SPRUCE FLAVORED SUGAR COOKIES

Nom. Nom. Nom. Just in time for Christmas! As you are walking through the snowy forest, find a nice healthy spruce tree and snip off a few branches.  Spruce smells nice, but it tastes even better…in a cookie! Yes, there are few steps involved. But they are so worth it. This is not your average…

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