Zucchini relish is the perfect canning recipe to use up Monster Zucchini! This recipe for Zucchini Relish is the perfect way to use up extra zucchini. Zucchini are without a doubt the most prolific vegetable in the garden. Think about it! The vegetable everybody wants to give you from their garden is ZUCCHINI SQUASH. And they almost never give you the nice small … [Read more...]
A new twist on Cranberry Pumpkin Bread – Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread
Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread - a new twist on that holiday favorite - Cranberry Pumpkin Bread! Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Artisan Yeast Bread makes an delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner or any fall meal. Everyone thinks that making a yeast bread is a lot of work and incredibly time consuming. Years ago, before wonderful appliances like my … [Read more...]
It’s Blueberry Season in Maine…time for Blueberry Sour Cream Pound Cake!!!!!!
Blueberry season in Maine means great Blueberry Recipes! It’s Blueberry season here in Maine. In fact, down in Machias they are celebrating their annual Blueberry Festival August 16th - 18th, 2019. It is a great event with all sorts of things going on like crafts, entertainment, parades, and more. They hold it every year in mid-August so you may want to plan on joining … [Read more...]
Lemon Rice Croquettes -The French Way to Use Leftovers!
We all have those days when we feel like the rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. "I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!" The lazy hazy days of summer are over after next week and it's time to get organized and get back to the busy school and work grind. There never seems to be enough time to pack lunches, get the kids everywhere they have to go for after school … [Read more...]
Creamy Tomato Bisque
Creamy Tomato Bisque ....variation on a childhood favorite! Creamy Tomato Bisque was on the menu last night at the Thompson house and it is a family favorite! When I was a kid, Campbell's Tomato Soup was my favorite soup. I would have eaten my favorite combo of Campbell's Tomato Soup and a grilled cheese sandwich at every meal if the adults in my life would have allowed … [Read more...]
Fiddleheads and Spring –it’s a Northwoods tradition!
Fiddleheads hunting…in search of the elusive but delicious fern! Fiddleheads are one of the joys of spring here in the North Maine Woods. There is a short window of time in the spring when you can find fiddleheads that are prime for eating. If they get to large, they are bitter and definitely not fine dining. If you would like to know more about finding and … [Read more...]
Apple Crumble Pie
Apple Pie and Mom ...it's an American thing! This Apple Crumble pie is one of my favorite Apple Pie recipes.. I love making pies and ,of course, Bill loves eating them, and apple is his favorite. To change things up from the typical two crust apple pie, I try different recipes. This apple pie recipe for Apple Crumble Pie is from an older cookbook circa 1978 called … [Read more...]
My Winter Herb Garden…Deep asleep!
Herb Garden Planning ...I can't Wait! But I guess I will have to because my little raised bed herb garden is deep asleep under a blanket of snow. … [Read more...]
Slow Cooker Crock Pot Recipes and Basics 101 – Slow Cooker Saturday
Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Recipes Basics Starting today, I am instituting "Slow Cooker Saturday" here on The Wilderness Wife Blog featuring helpful slow cooker crock pot recipes and hints and delicious, easy slow cooker crock pot recipes. Whether you call it a slow cooker or you call it a crock pot, these are very handy appliances, and in my opinion, are not used enough in … [Read more...]
Nana’s Christmas Candy Recipes
When I was a kid, one of the things I loved about the Christmas season was Nana’s Christmas candy. She would make an array of sweets that makes me drool just thinking about it. And I would sit on a kitchen stool and watch her perform her magic at the stove. I learned a lot watching her cook that has given me a skill set that you can’t get from reading cookbooks … [Read more...]