STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF A Carrot Salad for a Veteran
In about 10 days, between 50 and 100 World War II veterans from the area will embark on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial to their wartime service and sacrifice.
I'm sure if my dad, Er... Posted on 4/7/09 at 3:23 AM
For me, spring officially arrived last weekend during our annual “pike party” on Devils Lake. As much of a social occasion as a fishing trip, the excursion involves getting together with a bunch of friends and setting tip-ups in a shallow area of Six-Mile Bay. Once that’s complete, we sit outside on snowmobiles and lawn chairs, shoot the breeze, grill some food and wait for the flags to fly that indicate a strike.
Time was, Dana Carlson says, when only Marvin Windows pilots and a few people with small airplanes knew about the distinctively shaped stand of red pine hidden in Beltrami Island State Forest south of Williams, Minn., just off Stony Corners Trail.
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- I’ve always enjoyed the arrival of spring. I’ve lived in a number of towns and areas in just about every corner of North Dakota, and whether it’s Williston, Bottineau, Bismarck or West Fargo, each has its own special draw.
The northern harrier is another of our early birds, often arriving before winter is quite over, as it did this year. The harrier is an open country bird characteristic of moist grasslands, often those grown rank without grazing or fire.
Whether it’s the same critter that spent a few days across the road from Don and Leann Wikert’s place near Thorhult, Minn., last fall is difficult to say for sure, but a pronghorn antelope is still turning heads in northwest Minnesota.
Unusual catches always make me wonder, so I had to do some checking this week when Arnesen’s Rocky Point Resort on Lake of the Woods posted photos on Facebook of two crappies that were caught recently in one of the resort’s rental houses.
Q. I always enjoy the recipes I see on the Herald’s website for wild game. Has the Herald ever considered running recipes from readers or compiling the recipes that have been run into a cookbook?
A. I suspect you’re in good company if you’re a hunter or fisherman who enjoys trying different ways to prepare the fish or game you bring home after a successful outing.
A couple of weird things happened with this column last week. For one thing, the drawing got turned sideways, so the white-breasted nuthatch wasn’t climbing head first down a tree trunk, as nuthatches do, Instead, it had its beak in the air, a rather odd posture for a nuthatch, as some of you took the trouble to tell me. Thanks for pointing it out.
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