Chicken and Chestnut stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Sunday dinner Sometimes we fall into eating the same things over and over again and meals get a little bit boring. So, for dinner this Sunday we decided to try to make something just a little fancy and a little different from what we normally eat. In fact, I have never made a stuffed mushroom…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: A perfect combination of sweet and tart

Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie Strawberry rhubarb pie is the perfect spring and early summer pie. It’s perfect because it tastes so good, but also because the strawberries and rhubarb can come right from the garden, as fresh as it gets! We are still a little early for strawberries here in Michigan at the end of…

Acorn flour tortillas: another gluten free, grain free tortilla

Harvesting the wild acorns Being wild food enthusiasts, we have had many interesting experiences with attempting to eat acorns. Many of them ended up wormy and bitter. In an attempt to make our own acorn flour in Philadelphia 17 years ago we harvested a couple trash bags full of acorns from a city park. If…

Mushroom Bloom

Mushroom blocks are offered by many online retailers. We bought ours from FungiPerfecti, the brainchild of mycologist Paul Stamets. Some other fungi retailers that carry different varieties and different tools for DIY mycology are  fieldforest.net, and gourmetmushrooms.com.                                                    I bought my wife four varieties for her birthday in February. Two have started to grow mushrooms already,…

Quack Grass Horror! Invasion of the Soil Snatchers!

Spread that Eurasian Love Around One of the wild plants that we can’t say enough swear-words about is the undesirable weed from Europe and Asia called in the Latin, Elymus repens, or in the vulgar tongue, “The @#$!@ plant that ate my garden!” Or just plain Quack Grass, for you non-gardeners who would rather not…

Extreme Vegetable Soup: A Super Soup Recipe

This extremely delicious soup recipe is sure to warm you up on a cold day. I don’t know about you, but when it is cold outside, I can’t get enough warm soup. Comfort food Well it is cold and snowy out. It still feels like winter with the snow outside and the kids throwing snowballs!…

Maple Syrup Season: Our Favorite Maple Syrup Recipes

Maple Syrup Season Last years maple syrup production was a rollercoaster. The first sap flow started in February, and it stopped and started multiple times due to the variable weather. In mid-April, some of the taps were frozen. Near the end of April the maple leaf buds started to swell and the season was finally…

Chestnuts: Chestnut and Chanterelle Pot Pie

Chestnuts and Chanterelles Chestnuts are a starchy nut with an almost potato-like texture; chanterelles, a mushroom with sweet and savory overtones. I had never eaten either before today’s cooking adventure. Chestnuts are a tree nut, but they are not your typical high protein, high fat nut. They have about 44 grams of carbohydrates for every…

Mini Challenge: Pick the Other Color

Old habits die hard It is so easy to get in the habit of eating the same foods over and over again! Here at One Thousand Foods we challenge you to change things up and try something new. This mini challenge is about taking something that you eat all the time, and picking another variety….

Flu-fighting Winter Root Salad Dressing

The Challenge The challenge to keep our diet full of diversity and variety is a little harder in the winter without access to all the fresh fruits and vegetable varieties from the local farms, markets and our own garden. But, even in the simple task of trying to stay healthy during the winter months when…