Ode to Offal – Deer Kidney Pot Pie

“You really want to do this” asked Chef Mike Zeller – a friend, co-worker and fellow wild game butcher at this point.  “Well, no, but I have always wanted to try…” I said. “I’ve always been a little curious myself…no going back from this man…” Zeller added. “Cheers!” I said and took a bite out … Continue reading Ode to Offal – Deer Kidney Pot Pie

Clam Chowder – Loving to Fish in the Time of Covid-19

Ling Cod and Clam Chowder “Yeah bud” I said, adjusting my now numb left butt cheek. “Dad?” came the question from the back seat.   “What was the town we are fishing out of again?” my middle son asked. “Newport, what up?” I said. “Well, we might want to look at that…” Like many Idahoans who … Continue reading Clam Chowder – Loving to Fish in the Time of Covid-19

Grilled Trout, Columbian Exchange, Invasive Worms…

The tug was slight. Almost perceivable on the tackle I was using. Almost.  I had six pound test on what was essentially a bluegill fishing rod. I had half a night crawler skewered onto a circle hook with two minuscule split shot a foot up the leader. The bite was happening however, I just needed … Continue reading Grilled Trout, Columbian Exchange, Invasive Worms…