Cast Iron Venison Meatball Masala & Cauliflower

Lately I have been into making one skillet meals without trying to compromise taste. This one skillet venison meatball masala is a prime example of how to elevate wild game but also make it an easy weeknight meal. I made this dish on a Monday! A MONDAY! Mondays at our house are usually reserved for… Continue reading Cast Iron Venison Meatball Masala & Cauliflower

Gorganzola & Malabar Spinach Stuffed Wild Turkey Breast

I’ve been thinking about trying this idea since I harvested my turkey last weekend. Mostly because I recently purchased a beautiful hunk of gorganzola and wanted to use it in a creative way. Also because our Malabar spinach in the garden is growing fast . This vining spinach is one of my favorite things to… Continue reading Gorganzola & Malabar Spinach Stuffed Wild Turkey Breast

The Sun Sets on South Texas Turkey Season

I’ve said it a million times before- A bad day of turkey hunting is still a good day of turkey hunting. But there are “less good” days mind you. And I have experienced a few of them these past couple years. This spring I had lots of opportunities to hunt my favorite birds and it… Continue reading The Sun Sets on South Texas Turkey Season

Hunt to Table: Ginger Javelina & Swiss Chard Egg Rolls

Javelina is more palatable then most people realize. Ultimately, when it comes to cooking I like to think of my favorite Peccary as just a very lean pork. On another note, who says egg rolls are just an appetizer? Adam and I paired these egg rolls with our homemade habanero mesquite bean dipping sauce and… Continue reading Hunt to Table: Ginger Javelina & Swiss Chard Egg Rolls

Hunt Gather Cook: 25 Days of Wild Game Challenge

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me….venison backstrap? Sign me up! Spurred by a successful hunting season and a full freezer I was inspired to start a #25daysofwildgame challenge to myself and share it with others during the month of December. Though eating wild game for dinner 25 days straight… Continue reading Hunt Gather Cook: 25 Days of Wild Game Challenge

Modern Day Manifest: Cooking Up a Custom Metal Home

“I manifest abundance by being grateful for what I already have.”¬† I’ve come to learn that I view cooking just like I view building a custom home- it involves a lot of passion and can look a bit temperamental to the naked eye. You go into it with a plan, maybe even a recipe to… Continue reading Modern Day Manifest: Cooking Up a Custom Metal Home

The Fiery Farmer: Growing and preserving habanero peppers (and memories) in South Texas

“A fiery poet is nothing if not the fire that burns the fuel that runs the world.” -Anonymous¬† When it comes to the garden at the Czech Out Ranch I am the caretaker of all things growing. Don’t get me wrong, Adam helps me tremendously with preparation and planting, but I make the at least… Continue reading The Fiery Farmer: Growing and preserving habanero peppers (and memories) in South Texas

The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch

To read Part 1: Foraging on the ranch Click HERE. When asked what the wild Desert Hackberry fruit tastes like it is hard for me to describe. The only thing I can come up with is it tastes like a tiny Rainier cherry however, that could just be my Pacific Northwest background talking. Rainier cherries… Continue reading The Curious Weed: Eating wild on the ranch