At lunch I took a quick hike in the woods. I didn't find any morels, but I did find some mushrooms. They weren't there last week! That bit of rain we got spurred them to pop, it seems. Pheasant back mushrooms, also known as Dryad's Saddle, are one of the most common mushrooms I stumble… Read more...







Lately I've been talking a walk every morning. I like to see what new plants are growing, watch the animals, see the deer skip away, hear the all birds, watch the sun rise. It's a beautiful and relaxing way to start the day– as long as I have my cup of coffee first. The other day… Read more...

At the risk of sounding all fancy-pants bananas hipster food-snob foodie, I made ramp risotto last night. [caption id="attachment_7945" align="aligncenter" width="700"] every day I seem to find more patches of ramps[/caption] It wasn't that fancy. It was really a simple dish, easy to cook. Rice, stock, ramps, chives, fat, and seasoning. I went out back… Read more...