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…

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…

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…

Delicata squash stuffed with highbush cranberry wild rice stuffing

Stuffed delicata squash I just ate the best meal I have ever lunch-boxed to work! Delicata squash stuffed with highbush cranberry and wild rice stuffing was amazing. Delicata squash was much sweeter than I expected making a nice contrast for the sour cranberries and the rustic wild rice. And, not in the recipe title, the…

The Extreme salad, inspired by Stephen Barstow: 30 ingredients or more

The Extreme Salad, inspired by Stephen Barstow, is becoming a new family meal time tradition. Stephen Barstow Stephen Barstow is the world record holder for making a salad with the most different varieties of plants. 537 different varieties of plants, all in one salad!!! That is inspiring. And, he lives in Norway near the arctic…

Fruits and roots: Malanga rhubarb medley

Malanga at the store There are 2 varieties of malanga at the market where I buy it. One is long and skinny, the other looks more round like a potato (with hairy skin). I had some fresh rhubarb, so I thought, I should make some fruits and roots. And that is how the malanga rhubarb…

Banana flour tortilla recipe: a great grain free alternative

Banana flour A while back I wrote about a banana flower recipe. Today, I am writing about a banana flour recipe: specifically a banana flour tortilla recipe. There are so many different types of flour at the grocery store. The options are far greater than you could find even just 2 years ago. I have…