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Stuffed Venison Burgers – Cooking Wild Game

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Cooking Wild Game Venison is versatile. Anything you can do with beef can be done with venison. I craved a burger last week and didn’t want just a cheese burger, it had to be something really good. It took a few hours to think of something different while the burger from my deer thawed. Cheddar […]

Bear stew recipe will warm you up on a chilly day – Cooking Wild Game

Bear stew recipe

It’s chilly and damp today. I’m undecided on what I’ll hunt later. I can sit with my bow and wait for my first deer. Or maybe it’s a shotgun day for partridge and woodcock. I’ve been told the woodcock migration has started so the birds are moving. Any day this time of year is chilly, […]

Cooking tasty bear chops is simple – Cooking Wild Game


It took five years but I finally did it. I finally shot a bear. We are enjoying the meat. Last night we had chops for supper and this time, I remembered to take pictures so I can write about our meal. Bears can carry the parasites that cause trichinosis and toxoplasmosis. You must cook the […]

Breakfast with dandelions

Dandelion greens are great in scrambled eggs

Dandelion greens – those things my mother made me eat as a child and then said, “Don’t screw your face up like that, they’re good.” They weren’t good. They weren’t. Nothing made them good…except time. I don’t know why. They’re dandelion greens. They haven’t changed. But now they taste good. Mum would laugh and say, […]

Maine Maple Sunday recipe – grilled dirty maple shrimp

It was so cold the sap wasn’t running but that didn’t stop Chandler’s Sugar Shack from opening up on Maine Maple Sunday. The sap did run briefly but it was just enough to flush the lines between 3,100 taps. They aren’t too discouraged because it’s going to warm up later this week and when it […]

After the ice storm

icy weed

This is what my corner of northern Washington County looks like after the ice storm, and before yesterday’s snowfall. These are the most recent photos I have. We lost WiFi during the storm so I’m using the limited service on cell phone’s hotspot. It’s going to be a while before the ice melts from the […]

Bear Baiting: The barrel

bait barrel done

I’m using an old plastic 50 gallon barrel the girls had for barrel racing as my bait barrel. Steve cut a hole in it with the chainsaw. The size of the hole isn’t particularly important to me. I’ve seen large holes bears can stick their heads into and small holes they have to reach into […]

Smelting at Flood Brook

I’ve wanted to go smelting for years. The last time I went I was seven and a half months pregnant with our first child and Dad took me to dip smelts in the Penobscot River. That “child” is now 28. Uncle Bobby would go smelting, come to our house and clean a bucket of smelts […]

Cooking tasty moose steaks is simple

moose steak feature

Moose steaks are one of the simplest wild game meats you can prepare. Following these steps will take your steaks from the fridge to the plate in less than 30 minutes. You’ll need: One serving of steak per person fresh mushrooms scallions salt and pepper butter Take the steaks from the fridge and unwrap. Place […]

Bear Sausage Quiche

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I led a workshop called Cooking Wild Game for Maine BOW’s Winter Skills Weekend. One of the dishes we made is Bear Sausage Quiche. Thanks to Jeremy and Gene, generous hunters who donated sausage to my workshop, we were able to taste the sausage alone and use it in quiche. It was a big hit. […]