Oh my Gourd: Weeknight Stuffed Squash 3 Ways

Hard to believe it is already June but my garden keeps giving me daily surprises to fuel my culinary curiousity. This year I planted in late March due to frost threats, rain and procrastination which has made me an even more anxious gardener than usual. But just when I think of throwing in the towel… Continue reading Oh my Gourd: Weeknight Stuffed Squash 3 Ways

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

Venison Tomato and Basil Soup with Pasta

The perfect recipe for a weeknight, I concocted this delicious soup out of sheer laziness. Simple and tasty wild game recipes are always my favorite! Ingredients: 1 package of pasta noodles- lasagna, bowtie or penne work well 1 Pound Ground venison or ground venison sausage 1 white onion, chopped 4 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup… Continue reading Venison Tomato and Basil Soup with Pasta

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