Category Archives: Wild game cooking

When’s the best time to hunt ducks?

The year before John died, a friend gave us some ducks.  Dead ducks.  We took them out and laid them on the kitchen counter.  They smelled kind of fishy.  We thought about cooking them for Thanksgiving dinner.  I’d heard that … Continue reading

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Filet de Mignon Axis

I didn’t know that mignon is French for “cute” or “cutie” so a filet mignon is a cute filet.  That’s a little precious.  Bob’s been making filet de mignon axis deer style recently.  He started doing it with venison backstrap … Continue reading

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Making venison sausage

Bob had a really good deer hunting season so our freezer is full of venison.  A few weeks ago, I asked my brother-in-law Gerald if he would help us make sausage.  Gerald has a sausage making history; when he and … Continue reading

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Snake it up!

I have ambivalent feelings about snakes.  I am well aware of how beneficial they are as predators.  I know that a bite from a snake isn’t personal.  I wouldn’t arbitrarily kill one.  I probably wouldn’t kill one at all unless … Continue reading

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Home grown, home cooked

I was going to add “home killed” which is what Bob says when we can incorporate herbs and peppers from the garden with venison, hog, turkey, duck, or fish that he or Bobby brought home.  But that just sounds too … Continue reading

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No shrinkage

A few years ago, I had eaten venison possibly 2-3 times in my life.  I’ve eaten it at least 150 times in the past year.  Really.  In all forms except for weird organ parts.   Last year we bought a meat … Continue reading

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My wild life

If you are what you eat, I am a wild woman.  I eat a diet of fish, wild turkey, feral hog, and deer with the occasional purchase of chicken, brats, and Italian sausage. A menu sampler looks like this: Wednesday–Trout and … Continue reading

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