In the feature photo, I handle cranberries on their low bushes. They grow most plentifully … not in Massachusetts, but here in Wisconsin.
No, this is not a book review of Jon Krakauer’s modern classic. It is an “animated” essay of our summer adventures with the wild things that surround us.
Summer bounty requires creative cooking, hearty appetites and really good cutlery.
Why write about this in mid-May? Because we this is what we do in May – clean up winter debris. The feature photo is what we have left of a 16-foot cedar hedge that was like a thick, green privacy wall.
We found him chilling on a lingering snowbank during our Easter hike. The air temperature was 64 degrees F.
Still. Quiet. Cold. Generous. Winter in North Central Wisconsin is just spectacular. When I walk our woods, I pause to see what they are giving me on this day.
We see you. Doing it ALL. Every. Single. Day. Standing ovation! Raising little ones isn’t easy. Keep it up.
That’s my long-awaited and costly botanical wishlist item that has succumbed to winter’s white weighty stuff again.
Little clarification, but hopefully inspiration, around seed saving.
There I am with what sure looks like two king bolete mushrooms, dying to slice and sauté, but I cannot be sure if they are what I think they are!
Summer flavors will burst on the scene whenever you wish during the winter months! Try my “no chop” red sauce.
Glories abound… if we take a moment to see them.