Freezing Spinach Leaves

freezing spinach leaves

My home is in Skagit county, which is known for how well spinach grows. In my own garden spinach does extremely well, and due to our temperate climate, I can easily grow two harvests per season. By freezing spinach leaves, I can preserve spinach from the garden for use throughout the year. This is a great way to incorporate fresh vegetables into your diet during winter time when fresh vegetables are expensive. Freezing Spinach From The Garden The first step to freezing spinach from the…

Oyster Mushroom Stir Fry

oyster mushroom stir fry

Ken, Sherrie, and I have written a little bit about our adventures with cattails. Thanks to our foraging adventures, I’ve discovered the joy of stir frys and other healthy five ingredient recipes. Not only does a stir fry need few ingredients, it also allows you to control the quality and quantity of oil you consume as well as allowing you to consume a maximum of healthy vegetables, both foraged and domesticated. I intended to cook with just a cattail and create a healthy five ingredient…

Vegetable Soup

We were out again this weekend, cruising, fishing, just hanging out. When boating, keeping yourself and your crew fed, is fairly important. To do it easily and with few dishes makes everyone’s trip more pleasant. We keep our boat well stocked with a variety of food stuff, from soups & chili to rice, beans, and pasta fixings. We have pancake and muffin makings, granola, pop-tarts, cereal, canned vegetables, milk and munchies. Our boat pantry may be better stocked than our home pantry. For Saturday lunch,…

The Marine Galley Kitchen- Basics & Beyond

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What is a Galley Kitchen? What is needed, what is helpful, what is extra? This article is about provisioning our boat galley, kitchen, and pantry. That is to say, about the food, cooking utensils and ingredients that we consider basic to our cooking style, as well as some other items that we find convenient or fun. We love to cruise, we enjoy cooking, and we enjoy eating. Equipment for Cooking Our galley consists of a gimbaled 2 burner alcohol stove, sink, icebox, auxiliary butane “Ninja”…

Sea Cucumbers, Oysters, Cattails & other Wild Foods

Last weekend, Sherrie & I took off with no particular destination nor itinerary in mind. It was mid-May, Mother’s Day weekend and the weather was great. Multiple fishing and harvesting opportunities were present, with Ling Cod, Halibut, Shrimp, Clams & Oysters (check the red-tide hotline: http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/sf/biotoxin.htm ), Cabezon, and other seafoods available for the catching. Ok, our fishing luck was pretty poor, with a total of one nice rock cod (not allowable and thus released unharmed), and a few sea cumbers. Winds and tides were…

Fiddlehead Ferns With Peppers and Pasta

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A very light and tasty dish made with the Fiddleheads we harvested from some Lady Ferns by Heart Lake. INGREDIENTS Approximately 40 Fiddleheads pre-boiled 1 tbsp Sea Salt 2 tbsp Minced Garlic 1/4 each Yellow and Orange bell peppers; sliced 10 Medium Mushrooms; sliced 4 tbsp Grapeseed Oil 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar 2 tbsp Dried Crushed Basil 1/2 lb Linguine Pasta   DIRECTIONS: In a medium saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to boil. Add Fiddleheads and salt. Boil for one minute, drain and rinse…

Wild Nettles on my menu!

What are nettles? We are fairly new to serious foraging for food. While I have been something of an outdoorsman for most of my life, I never really had a need nor a burning desire to fully utilize the natural bounty that wild food foraging can benefit us. For 40 or 50 years, I have known that wild nettles were edible. All of the books said so. Still, upon moving here 5 years ago and finding a nettle herb patch in our driveway, I had…

Food and Foraging

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We like to eat. We like to fish, we like to clam, we like to oyster, we like to gather, we like to eat! My mother once told me that cruising mainly involved the acquisition and preparation of food. Pretty much everything else was in furtherance of that primary goal. They have been doing this for a lifetime. From Seattle to Alaska, my father’s chart books are annotated with notes of where salmon, cod, halibut, oysters, prawns, mussels, crab, or other edibles may be found….

Frittered Maple Flowers

This article discusses my experience with making some very tasty frittered maple flowers while on my boat, the Rock ‘n Row, in Watmough Bay on Lopez Island I was on a walk-break at work this last week and I saw that the buds had burst on a particularly large bigleaf maple tree. Out of the buds were popping these little adolescent flower clusters. I knew that the sap of these maple leaf trees was edible and I had heard one could even shuck the whirly-gig…

San Juan Islands Clam Chowder Recipe

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do on those blustery days when the only place to be is inside by the fire. Be sure to check out our favorite clamming tools if you’d like to harvest your own clams for this recipe. SAN JUAN ISLANDS CLAM CHOWDER Total Time: 55 Minutes Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Serving size: 2 cups (1 big soup mug) Total servings: 4 Ingredients 1 Cup Bacon chopped (use the meatiest part of…

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