Thursday, August 16, 2012

LateSummertime and the Livin' is Easy

Happy Another Mushroom Season, folks. The boys and Grandpa and I went on the hunt for oyster mushrooms today. Found nada this time around. We'll probably go back out tomorrow. The shrooms are really popping up like crazy now that we're finally getting some rain.

Summer is winding down, schooltime is coming back up and our family is slowly getting back into our routine. Getting back into the normal dinner time. Getting back into normal bedtime. And me...I'm back into my healthy eating routine and seeing my weight go down rather than up.

Summer for me is hard, fatwise. Partly because of lack of routine. It's hard to be in a routine when it's blazing hot out, the Big Lake beckons and friends are inviting us and the kids over to lounge on the beach with a brewski.

It's cooling down and I think I might have to get back into chopping wood for our fireplace again. I suspect that burns a calorie or two.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Michigan Crab Boil

There's all sorts of talk about the hunter gatherer diet. I think one of the reasons those guys were so freakin' thin is less about What they ate and that they had to go tromping around through the woods to get it before they could eat it.

I've recently gotten a bit addicted to Michigan crayfish.

Today some friends and I went Up North and dipped a huge pot of big ol' crayfish. Flipping over rocks, walking through the river...

These here are rusty crayfish. An invasive species of crayfish in the Great Lakes region. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says, and I quote:

A potential control of this aquatic alien may be as close as your cookbook. They can be used for a variety of tasty dishes. Michigan's fishing regulations place several restrictions on the use and sale of rusty crayfish in Michigan.
The DNR says to eat them. So we are.