Turkey the old-fashioned way

By Linda Gabris Issue #90 • November/December, 2004 When I was a kid, mom did all her cooking on a McClary wood stove that sat in the corner of her big country kitchen. The stove, fondly...

Boost your immune system with fast and easy fish dishes

By Linda Gabris When I was growing up in the rural woods, Grandpa and I did a lot of fishing from spring through fall so fresh catch was always on the menu. But come winter...

Freeze a holiday turkey to enjoy it all year long

By Linda Gabris Issue #174 • November/December, 2018 When I was a kid, Grandpa and Grandma would put in an order with the local turkey farmer in November for a “Christmas” bird, which would be picked...

Comfort foods of Ireland – hearty recipes from Grandma’s old file box

By Linda Gabris I take a lot of pleasure indulging in cuisines from around the world. One country that holds a special place in my heart is Ireland because my grandmother had Irish roots. Some...

Making sausage

By Linda Gabris Issue #95 • September/October, 2005 While most folks in my neck of the woods are busy barbecuing during the last leg of summer, my thoughts are wistfully drifting to autumn and the brand...

Venison — From the Field to the Fork

By Linda Gabris Issue #149 • September/October, 2014 Moose steaks marinating in my special marinade I shudder whenever I hear a fellow hunter complaining about his meat tasting gamey, high, or, worse yet, ripe (which is a...

Cracklin’s — An irresistible snack that you can’t stop sneakin’

By Linda Gabris Issue #79 • January/February, 2003 When I was a girl growing up in the backwoods, one of my favorite times of the year was autumn when grandpa would butcher a pig to put...

Pickled fish and rollmops

By Linda Gabris Issue #91 • January/February, 2005 The zesty creations called rollmops (those mouthwatering appetizers that you buy in jars at the supermarket or by bulk in a deli) have deep European roots, but there's...

Healthy holiday munchies — Guaranteed to take the sneak out of snacking

By Linda Gabris Issue #102 • November/December, 2006 For many folks, holidays are the hardest time of the year to stick with sensible eating habits since seasonal entertaining revolves around so many traditional offerings of sweet...

Shiitake mushrooms

By Linda Gabris Issue #96 • November/December, 2005 There's a familiar old saying about mushrooms making meals marvelous but when it comes to the delectable shiitake, here's a pick that goes way beyond the call of...

No fuss, no muss, one-pan grouse supper

By Linda Gabris Issue #101 • September/October, 2006 Next best thing to spending a thrilling day on an upland trail is sitting down to a grouse supper, and here's a versatile dish that's fast, easy, and...

Wonderful wilderness wines

By Linda Gabris Issue #88 • July/August, 2004 From spring's first delicate blossoms to the last clinging berries of autumn, hobby winemakers can cash in on nature's bounty to rack up an exciting array of distinctive...

Garlic – the glorious bulb

By Linda Gabris Issue #86 • March/April, 2004 Whether you know it as ail in French, lashun in Hindi, da suan in Chinese, aglio in Italian, fokhagyma in Hungarian or plain old garlic in English, the...

Breaking Ice on Hard Water Fishing — A Cool Introduction to a Fun Sport

By Linda Gabris Issue #91 • January/February, 2005 Only thing hard about hard water fishing is the ice. Once you've broken through that obstacle, the rest is easy gliding. Ice fishing is great sport for the...

Cool dishes for formal summer dining

By Linda Gabris Issue #94 • July/August, 2005 If you're an upland hunter who enjoys showing off your birds in gourmet fashion, here is a supreme main course creation that will earn the highest praise. There...

Homemade healthy soba noodles

By Linda Gabris Issue #105 • May/June, 2007 As any noodle lover knows, the world of noodles is a big one with almost every country having a traditional noodle deeply rooted in its history and culture. Italy...