Category: Wild Mushroom

Mushroom Hunting in Oregon-Precious on the line again

The people who know me well in my life know that I am probably the most competitive person in the world.  I have been told I am a Jack Russel Terrier, never back down to a fight, even when I am know the odds…

What to do with a KING BOLETE

I have been wanting to cook one of these bad boys for a long time.  While I was out morel hunting and practicing my skills being the King of Morels and owner of “Precious”, I happened upon a King Bolete.  I was so excited…

The Morel Mushroom Ring (Precious) gets passed on to new King

The beginning of the Morel season has begun.  My old buddy Trevor Storlie and I have been pounding away over the years, competing in ever sense of the way, on who can collect the most morel mushrooms in a single weekend. If you read this…

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Pesto Scallops

I said I was going to post it and true to my word, I finally got around to it.   This one goes great with the “Springer Salmon Cedar Plank” recipe.  I decided for the blog that I would do it as a main course. …

Martinis and Meatloaf

When I was growing up, I hated meatloaf.  Just the thought of it made me run the other direction.  When I am at a really nice restaurant I usually cruise over the menu and say “Bring me what your famous for”.  I believe it is…

Smoked Pheasant Four Cheese Morel Lasagna

It amazes me how some people cannot figure out what to do with their pheasant meat.  It is like they are afraid of it.  It is true that pheasant meat will cook fast, and too cooked it will become hard and rubbery.  However, that is not…

Elk Lasagna-The Classic

Sometimes you just have to have a classic dish that you can go too in your recipe collection in a flash.  Something that is fast, but darn good and definitely a step above what everyone else makes.  So my people of the hunting chef…

Morel Mushroom, Dijon, Rosemary Lamb Chops

Okay sports fans here is the deal.  Lamb chops are the bomb.  I have made them for parties, and catered dinners and they are always the big hit of the party.  I always serve them first too when everyone is still sober so the…

3 Rednecks and the familes and a whole lot of eating…….

Once a year, two other couples and us get together for rafting, eating, and little bit of drinking.  This year we had to change the plan because of our kids, so we ventured over to Todd and Alice’s place by Billy Chinook Lake.  We…

Columbia Crest Shoot- Bone in Pork Chops Blue Cheese wine reduction with Morel’s

We did this shoot for a Bon Apetite Contest about a year ago.  I thought it my go well on my blog and I was looking for a chance to practice with video uploads.  I think the bone in Pork Chop in a cast…

The Quest for the Morel Mushroom

I get asked quite frequently what my obsession with Morel Mushrooms in the Spring.  People often scratch their heads in their futile attempt to understand why I pursuit them, or why I even eat them.  Until I make them one on a cast iron…