Cooking for Guys

Camp Rice & Mushrooms

Camp Rice & Mushrooms

https://vimeo.com/421069177     I cooked this on my Biolite Campstove2, using pellets for fuel. Any campstove will work. The trick is to fashion a double boiler. I broke up several small branches and tossed them in my large camp pot to form a trivet. I put...

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Take & Bake Pizza with Wild Mushrooms

Take & Bake Pizza with Wild Mushrooms

https://vimeo.com/419668102 Of course, take and bake pizza is a cheat but this is, after all, Cooking For Guys. Besides, this post is as much a brag about a successful mushroom hunt as it is about pizza.    Amy, Andy and I took the sidecars up the ridge to...

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Crab-Stuffed Morels

Crab-Stuffed Morels

I returned to a favorite patch of morels for a third picking the other day. Holy Smokes! They weren't just plentiful, they were giant! These were some of the biggest morels I've ever found, several of them were 7" tall with caps hovering between 4" and 4.5", one of...

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Mushrooms on Toast

Mushrooms on Toast

            For a simple, quick breakfast it is hard to beat mushrooms on toast. In the spring I use morels, in the fall, chanterelles. Other mushrooms can be substituted. Ingredients  toast fresh mushrooms - whatever is in season onion or shallots minced garlic...

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Asparagus and Morels

Asparagus and Morels

  Several years ago, a local timber company locked down the woods behind my house due to fire danger. One of their fallers set fire to the ridge the very next day. It burned for a week. The following spring, we went up there and harvested morels from the scorched...

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Potato Stuffed Morels

Potato Stuffed Morels

  Several years ago, my brothers and I went out in the woods to camp. It had been raining, but that weekend the weather was fair.  It being springtime, we determined to hunt for morels. We were successful enough to enjoy the delectable mushroom with every meal,...

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Rabbit Roulade

Rabbit Roulade

We've hosted the Easter Bunny BBQ the day before Easter for decades. Friends and family show up at Bunny Hump Ranch to listen to music, drink beer and eat rabbit. Some times the bonfire burns all night long. The party was canceled this year due to The Contagion. ...

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Social Distance Monday

Social Distance Monday

They didn't need me at work Monday, so I did the responsible thing and stayed home and messed with my dugout canoe project. I am just at the beginning stages of burning out the cottonwood log. Using birch bark, pine pitch, dried grass and a ferro rod, I got a fire...

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Barley Camp Stew

Barley Camp Stew

Barley makes a hearty, thick base for a stew. It scorches easily, so stir frequently and cook over moderate heat. At camp, we hung the stew pot from a tripod and raised it high above the flames. If you use a Dutch oven, put more coals on top, fewer underneath. Rotate...

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Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder

This recipe was a staple for me during my college years. It was cheap, easy and filling. A big pot of it could feed me for a week. I would gather and dry quantities of fairy ring mushrooms (Marasmius oreades) from the little park down the street from my apartment, and...

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