Posts Tagged ‘okoboji’

Taste test acorn cookies during Thanksgiving hike

Photo of a hike through tall grass

Acorns, acorns everywhere. Kenue Park is full of acorns that have fallen from the bur oaks in the oak savanna, and squirrels get so happy to store them up for a good snack in the winter. (Read about a fun acorn craft here.) However, acorns are not only good for the squirrels. People can enjoy…

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Prescribed Burn Underway

Fire is an extremely important aspect in the health and diversity of a prairie. Prior to the arrival of Europeans on the American continent prairie fires occurred naturally due to lightning strikes, today though we use prescribed, controlled burns to safely maintain our native prairies. Fire rejuvenates a prairie in many ways.  Burning removes the…

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Disc Golf Course in Okoboji moving forward!

The new professional Disc Golf course in Okoboji, Iowa is moving forward! Professional disc golf course designer and nationally known Mr. Chuck Kennedy is here with his team, in Okoboji marking the off the holes to the course. We are excited to have a new professional grade disc golf course right here in the lakes…

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Soupfest 2013

Here at the Nature Center, we have been working hard at putting together a calendar of exciting events that are sure to provide a much-needed distraction from the cold winds outside. Our first big event of 2013 will be happening on the 26th of January, the 9th annual Soupfest! This tradition began back in 2004;…

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Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup by Barbara Tagami 2                PHEASANT BREAST MEAT 1/2 TSP       SALT 1/2 TSP       GARLIC POWDER OR 1 CLOVE FRESH GARLIC –SLICED 2 TSP          CHICKEN BOULLION OR 2 CANS CHICKEN BROTH BLACK PEPPER to taste COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A POT AND ADD ENOUGH WATER TO COVER THE PHEASANT…

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Slow-cooked Canada Goose Vegetable Stew

As promised, I bring you the first of many Barbara Tagami Wild Edibles recipes. We hope you enjoy it! We would love to hear your thoughts on the recipe, your comments after tasting it, or even your own recipes – if you’re willing to share. Just leave a comment at the bottom of this page,…

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Cooking Your Wild Game

I thoroughly enjoy cooking and feeding people! It is always fun to serve up wild edibles and invite people to experience tasting something uniquely wild and delicious! The recipes are of my own creation and the Dickinson County Nature Center is the setting. Great ambiance, wonderful fellowship, interesting food and a unique educational experience!  –…

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