The Campfire Foodie Cookbook

The Campfire Foodie Cookbook: Simple Camping Recipes with Gourmet Appeal, by renowned cook, food stylist, and author Julia Rutland, arrives right in time for the outdoor season. Her camper-friendly cookbook comes with more than 100 delicious recipes with full-color photographs for every delicious dish. In the weeks to come, the author will...

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Photographing the Wild Waterfalls in Spring

Lisa Crayford, author of Waterfalls of Minnesota, thinks that springtime and waterfalls go hand in hand. Here are her suggestions for your next waterfall outing! During this season in northern Minnesota, the snow is melting off the higher elevations. The rivers are flowing with great speed, heading...

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Bug-Eating Woodpeckers

In this week’s column, Stan Tekiela talks to us about Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Perched nearly 20 feet in the air, looking down at the forest floor below, I was waiting for a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers to return to their nest cavity to feed their babies. I...

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Amish Country of Wisconsin

Today, we are visiting Amish Country in Wisconsin with Mary M. Bauer, author of Wisconsin Day Trips by Theme. Steeped in a bygone era, the Amish are known for their traditional pacifist ways, horse-and-buggy travel, colorful handmade quilts, and plain clothes. Wisconsin has the fourth-largest population...

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Cauliflower Mushrooms—A Prized Delicacy

Today, Teresa Marrone and Walt Sturgeon share with us information about another prized delicacy, Cauliflower Mushrooms. Many books show pictures of Cauliflower Mushroom (Sparassis spathulata, Sparassis americana) in a basket, on a plate, or displayed proudly in someone’s hands. The first reason is to show the impressive size...

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