Oregon Grape Jam

By Joyce Lindsey O’Keefe Website Exclusive • August, 2008 Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) bushes are native to the West Coast from northern California to British Columbia. They are the state flower of Oregon. The bushes come...

Venison Stew

Recipe of the Week  Venison Stew  Courtesy of Jamie Flanders  Ingredients 2 pounds venison, cubed 6 medium potatoes, cubed 3 large carrots, chopped 24 ounces canned chopped tomatoes 12 ounces tomato paste 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup chicken stock 2 large hot peppers, sliced thin 1...

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...

Old-fashioned meat pie casserole

Recipe of the Week  Old-fashioned meat pie casserole  Courtesy of Richard Blunt   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 4-5 lb. roasting chicken or stewing hen 2 cups low fat, low salt canned chicken...

Bread pudding

Recipe of the Week  Bread pudding  Courtesy of Marjorie Burris   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 2 cups cubed dry bread 4 cups milk, scalded 1 Tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt 3/4...

Seven secrets of Dutch oven cooking

By Roger L. Beattie Issue #47 • September/October, 1997 Squatting heavily in dank basements, drafty attics, and dusty, cluttered garages, these three-legged hulks from a bygone era wait impatiently to release their treasures. Until then, they...

Elk Roast With Cranberries

Recipe of the Week  Elk Roast With Cranberries  Courtesy of Daisy Wallace  Ingredients 2 - 3 pound Elk roast* 2 tablespoons Oil 2 cups raw Cranberries 1 small stalk Celery, chopped 1 teaspoon Nutmeg 1-1/2 tablespoons Maple Sugar 1/4 cup all purpose Flour 1 small Onion,...

Española eggs

Recipe of the Week  Española eggs  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients Shortening to fry 1 medium onion, sliced 8 Anaheim, Big Jim, or Relleno peppers, green roasted If you want...

Persimmon bread

Recipe of the Week  Persimmon bread  Courtesy of Charles A. Sanders   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 1 cup persimmon pulp 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp....

Chicken Curry

Recipe of the Week  Chicken Curry  Courtesy of Martha Winford  Ingredients 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken, cut to serving size pieces 2/3 cup peanut or vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups coarsely grated onion 2 cups water 1 cup yogurt 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 4 inch...

Crabapple jelly

Recipe of the Week  Crabapple jelly  Courtesy of Charles A. Sanders   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 lbs. crabapples (about 10 cups, cut up) 4 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1...

Chilies rellenos

Recipe of the Week  Chilies rellenos  Courtesy of Jackie Clay   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 8 large Big Jim, Poblano, or Relleno chilies, green and roasted 1 16-oz. can tomatoes 1 small onion,...

Fudge macaroon pie

Recipe of the Week  Fudge macaroon pie  Courtesy of Jean Winfrey   You'll find this recipe and over 400 more in Backwoods Home Cooking.Click Here Ingredients 3 squares Bakers unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3 eggs, slightly beaten 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup...

A healthy heart starts in the kitchen

By Richard Blunt <!----> Issue #100 • July/August, 2006 The Surgeon General of the United States recently referred to obesity as "the terror within." But who is the enemy? When we finally started paying attention to what...

Piccalilli — A late summer bonus

By Marcia E. Brown Issue #83 • September/October, 2003 Popularity of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes has sparked new interest the last few years in those ubiquitous green tomatoes that many gardeners have in plenty near...

Ashe Torsh

Recipe of the Week  Ashe Torsh  Courtesy of Callie Musa  Ingredients Meatballs: 1/2 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons grated onion 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt Soup: 8 cups water...