This recipe in the top 50 at allfreecasserolerecipes.com for the month of Fbruary 2018!!!!!!!!!! An Old Maine Logging Camp Favorite Adapted for the Slow Cooker! This old logging camp favorite has been adapted for cooking in today's slow cooker. Here in the Northwoods, the logging camps were famous for the hearty meals that they served their work crews in the old days. … [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...]
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...]
Muffin Basics or your Basic Muffin?
Muffins are an incredibly easy quick bread to make, and when I say quick, I mean quick! It is possible to put together and bake a batch of scrumptious muffins in 35 minutes. And the varieties are endless with your imagination as your only limit. You start out with a very basic recipe and then add enhancements. When unexpected guests drop in, warm muffins fresh from the … [Read more...]
Chuckles and Mr. Chips …a sordid cross-species love affair!
There have been famous cross-species realtionships like the moose and hereford cow in Vermont in the 1980's Over the years there have been strange cross-species relationships reported in the news. Back in the 1980’s there was a moose in Northern Vermont that was smitten with a Hereford cow. There was Koko the Gorilla and All Ball the kitten; Surya the orangutan and … [Read more...]
Something really special…the handmade gift!
A close friend’s birthday is tomorrow. Now I could have gone shopping at the Bangor Mall. Or I could have shopped online and never left the house. But neither appeal to me. I love to give and receive homemade gifts. When someone gives me a homemade gift, I feel honored and cherished because they have invested their time, their creativity, and their love in … [Read more...]
Which Came first..The Chicken or the Fresh Eggs?
There is nothing like having your own fresh eggs from your own backyard flock! Fresh eggs....nothing compares! We have our own chickens and we have them for many reasons. Both Bill and I had small family flocks growing up. Our breed of choice is the Buff Orpington. Right now we have 25 chickens- 23 hens and 2 roosters (Baxter and Charlie) with more on the way. A … [Read more...]
In Search fo the Elusive Fiddlehead Fern
The hunt for the elusive fiddlehead fern........ For the last couple of weeks, Bill and I have been in pursuit of the revered Northwoods delicacy, the Fiddlehead Fern. Technically, it is called the ostrich fern. But when it first pops up through the ground, the frond is tightly curled in on itself resembling the head of a fiddle, thus it is referred to as a … [Read more...]
The Wilderness Wife Blog is a lifestyle blog. It's a blog written for families and is full of recipes, holiday ideas, family fun, pets, and info about our home state of Maine. Sheryl, the family matriarch, has years of experience as a working wife and mother and wants to impart what she has learned to young families and especially working moms, giving them resources to use … [Read more...]