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...

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...

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...

Raising Rabbits

By Linda Gabris Issue #133 • January/February, 2012 If you take pride and pleasure in growing your own organic garden foods and raising your own chemical-free meats, then consider rabbits. Domestic rabbits are an easy-to-raise, reliable meat...

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...

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...

Cooking with seeds — A surefire way to sow good health into your family’s...

<!-- Cooking with seeds --> By Linda Gabris Issue #100 • July/August, 2006 Even though it sounds a little seedy, planting an array of tasty seeds in your daily cooking is an economical way to sneak an extra dose...

Hunting, processing, and serving black bear

By Linda Gabris Issue #162 • November/December, 2016 Bear was a popular meat in our house when I was growing up in the rural woods. Black bear was Grandpa's favorite big game animal to hunt and...

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...

Grouse Hunting — The Ultimate Joy of Autumn

By Linda Gabris Issue #83 • September/October, 2003 Nothing instills such excitement or makes my heart flutter louder than the sudden whir of a flushed out grouse. No matter how many times I've heard it, the...

Easy raspberry jam

Recipe of the Week  Easy raspberry jam  Courtesy of Linda Gabris   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 6 cups fresh wild raspberries (the store-bought kind will do, but honestly, they don’t measure...

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...

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...

Baking Bread

By Linda Gabris Issue #168 • November/December, 2017 Growing up in the rural woods miles away from the nearest country store, store-bought bread was seldom seen in Grandma’s house. So to keep up with demand, she...

Salmon candy and pickles — Two unique ways to enjoy your next catch

By Linda Gabris Issue #93 • May/June, 2005 Salmon is always a treat, but if you want to try something different, how about making pickles and candy out of the next fish that lands in your...