Wild Rice with Sage-Sausage and Apple:
WOW — I’ve really let a lot of time slip by since my last Posting!
That would be since last August — While my older son was visiting (from Germany) for most of the month. Followed by a short vacation in early September (Minnesota North Shore). Followed by several Art and Pottery events through a GORGEOUS Autumn, as well as a pleasant trip down to my Farm in Wisconsin….
I’ve simply not been able to Post on my Blog till now, and it’s already NOVEMBER!! One confession — My Photoshop software quit behaving. Simply would not load on my computer. We shoot all our photos in Camera-Raw format, so I really need Photoshop for developing and prepping, etc. I kept getting a Message — ‘Unrecoverable’! Well that was discouraging!! Actually, I suspected it was likely just a memory or hard disk issue — I’ve now cleaned up many, many (so many) files on my computer, and all is working fine!!
I can Blog again!! And I’m so ready to share some Autumn Flavors — Squash! Wild Rice! Apples! Pumpkin!
The Food — Wild Rice with Sage-Sausage and Apple:
I’ve shared this Wild Rice/Sausage Baked Dish in a previous Posting. It’s so tasty/wonderful — I begin craving it every Autumn, as I hear news snippets about the Wild Rice Harvest in Minnesota. Made with naturally harvested Wild Rice — Sauteed onion, garlic, and mushroom; sauteed pork-sausage-with-sage. Then all mixed together with a bit of chopped carrot and sauteed apple. Then plenty of butter and cream (so rich) — And baked. Sooooo Yummy/Rich — Addictive!!!!
I’m serving as a ‘Main’ with butternut squash and Brussels sprouts — Autumn delicious!! Minnesota comfort food! Recipe available on my Recipes Page.
The Pottery — Wood Fired Bowl by Dick Cooter:
I’m serving my Wild Rice dish in a WONDERFUL wood fired Bowl made by Minnesota Artist, Dick Cooter. Plate-size, shallow Bowl — Perfect for an Autumn Dinner of Wild Rice. And very fitting….Dick Cooter (and his wife Debbie) live in northern Minnesota and generally participate in harvesting their own Wild Rice. Note: A license is required.
I’m sharing a photo of the Bowl, and an additional Dick Cooter Pot — A delightful (very special) Pedestal Dish.
And that’s my finally-Blogging-again Autumn Post….
I hope everyone is enjoying November, and looking forward to Thanksgiving!! And more Autumn flavors!