Bear Cheek Carbonara

I was hesitant to say the least when I undertook an attempt at a wild game carbonara. Carbonara has a cult following, and if you stray from tradition, you might be left swimming with the fishes. I also realize that the average hunter, or human probably won’t have a cured bear cheek at the ready….

Tempura Frog Legs with Creole Remoulade

Bullfrogs are not on the radar for most Americans as  table fare. Slimy, warty, swampy all being associated with these prolific amphibians. I assure you they are a super tasty critter, and across the west they are causing a bit of an upset. Bullfrogs are native to the south-eastern US, and have become an invasive…

Vietnamese Style Caramelized Catfish

It is safe to say that catfish is one of the most widely accepted fish to eat. With catfish being eaten around the world. They are both farmed, and caught by your average fisherman. It is a humble fish, being very affordable to buy, and within reach of anyone willing to sink a line. I’m…

Venison Steak Poutine

Poutine is one of those foods that definitely draws attention. Oh the smooth gravy, crispy fries, and squeaky cheese curds. I owe the popularity of poutine to its simplicity, typically made without meat. It is foodie texture icon, with the crispy fries soaking up all that gravy and those cheese curds getting ever so slightly…

Wild Turkey and Peach Caprese

As fall approaches, I am working through the task of making some room in the freezer. I was fortunate enough to come across some turkey that has been hiding, from a fall harvest. I don’t buy chicken much, so any white meat is a treat in our house. I wanted to find a way to…

Mulberry Gelato

Neighborhoods are not the quintessential foraging grounds many think of, but you would be surprised at the abundance of foods that readily grow in the city limits. Acorns, pin cherry, crab apple, walnuts, and of course mulberry. Mulberry is not hard to mistake, just look for purple stained sidewalks. They drop berries that closely resemble…

Loaded Elk and Potato Skillet

Meat and potatoes are the perfect meal for most hunters. Nothing hits the spot quite like a good steak and taters. One up that classic duo by loading them up with some extra goodies. The real benefit of this recipe is how easy it is, and the ability to utilize leftovers to bring it all…

Wild Berry Donuts

Donuts are amazing, while there is much more to say about them, we can all agree on that. If you are looking for a way to one-up your next donut experience, you should try your hand at making them. Moreover, if you are looking to go above and beyond, try filling them with wild berries….

Manzanita Blossom Cake

One of the sure signs of spring is the blooming of all sorts of flowers. It seems in recent years blossoms have become  sought after pickings for the table. They are aromatic, flavorful, and inherently beautiful. While other areas of the country yield a super vast array of wild edible blossoms, the semi-arid desert here…

Venison Tamales

Things handled by the dozen always seem to breed friendship. Be it donuts, bagels, beer, or in this specific case tamales. It seems right that these pre-wrapped treats are treated as gifts, and they always have friends and family asking you to gift them some. These presents are extra special though, because they are filled…