Ravioli · Trout

Smoked Trout Ravioli


My new favorite use for leftover smoked trout!

In past years, when we’ve had extra smoked trout, one of the things I like to do is make trout hash.  I’ve also made mushrooms stuffed with chevre and smoked trout…and salmon cakes which could just as easily have been trout cakes, because both varieties were caught that day.  All of those are very yummy, and I’ll probably make one or two of them again soon, after the next successful trout trip.

But I wanted to do something new…and this is what I came up with.

Fishing · Opening Day of Trout Season · Trout



Bill and Joe had a great Opening Day. 

They were on the water at 6:00 am and around 8:30 or just before that, Bill called to say they’d be packing it up soon – they’d caught more than their limit and would maybe fish for another half hour, just for fun, and then head back, with ten trout.  I think there were 7 rainbow and 3 brown.  Or maybe it was 8 and 2.  The largest, a rainbow, was about 17” long.

Beets · Breads and Crackers

Pink Bread! More Fun with Beets!


Okay, not completely pink.  I used a blend of all-purpose and whole wheat flour, and I believe the whole wheat contributed to the browner color.

The bread came out very moist and soft, though.  And, thanks to beets, it’s a better-than-before source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium, Folate and Manganese!  Woo hoo!

And better than all that – my kids like it.