Author Archives: Boston Mountain Chef

About Boston Mountain Chef

Food is my passion. Every day is a fresh new recipe waiting to be savored!

Crows Are Back

Maggie and I noticed that when the crows begin to congregate again that Fall is just around the corner. Well they started congregating this week and my how noisy they are this year! Some mountain folks say that when they come back … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Animal, Bird, Flora and Fauna, Folklore, Necessities, Traditions | Leave a comment

Snow Moon Soon

“Snow Moon” is the name of our February full moon. This is the most common name, but seeing as how there is no formal full moon name “register”, I find the “Hunger” moon name also fitting. Our native Americans were … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Folklore, Necessities, Traditions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Coyotes…Madrigals High On The Far Ridge

Wonders abound down here in “Lizard Holler.” One wonder is the beautiful choral melodies of the coyotes harmonizing high on the far ridge. There is no rhyme or reason to when the music might begin, or how  long a particular … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Animal, Folklore, Necessities, Traditions | Leave a comment

Mountain Lure/Lore/Love Of The “Pick-Em-Up” Truck

“Maggie,  my sweet darling,…we need a “pick-em-up” truck to tote our firewood and your garden dirt” Be careful for what you wish for, because now we own one! Thanks to Maggie’s “eagle” eye for “back-country” roadside bargains, and the fact … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Folklore, Necessities, Tools, Traditions, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Crows Are Back

  Maggie & I noticed that when the crows begin to congregate again that Fall is just around the corner. Well they started congregating this week and my how noisy they are this year! Some mountain folks say that when … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Bird, Folklore, Traditions | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Blue Moon Soon!

Blue moon soon! You know me and my obsession with the moon. On the 1st day of August and the 31st day of August this year we get to enjoy a full moon. August brings a “blue moon” this year! It … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

In Praise Of The Lowly Boston Mountain Bean

Today I sing praises for the lowly Boston Mountain bean. A myriad of  different varieties does she offer. Behold her strength. Behold her beauty. How ever increasingly our strength builds with our intake of her many bountiful benefits. Long considered … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Folklore, Medicinal Vegetable, Necessities, Recipe, Traditions, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“tiggers and chicks”

Memorial Day weekend, while “welcoming” the Summer season, we mountain folks “unwelcome” the arrival of the worst pests of the year. Chiggers and ticks! “Tick checks” are “business as usual” down here in Lizard Holler. When Maggie and I return … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Folklore, Herb, Medicinal Herb, Necessities, Recipe, Tools, Traditions | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Milk Moon Soon

Early mountain settlers had a particularly interesting name for each full moon throughout the coming year. Each name was notification of some important aspect for the arrival of every new month. This year’s full moon for May coincides with “cinco … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Folklore, Traditions | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Tree Frogs…Spring Harbingers

You know Spring has arrived here in the Boston Mountains when the tree frogs begin their “reeeee…reeeee” chorus just before twilight each day. Their chorus reaches a crescendo around the June solstice and retires with diminished fervor in late October. … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Animal, Flora and Fauna, Necessities | Tagged , , | 2 Comments