2012 was a busy year and I covered a variety of topics on my blog. They ranged from local issues in the state of Oregon to hot topics of a presidential election. Most topics were agriculture focused but once in a while I veered off to broader topics such as women issues.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for OregonGreen, feel free to take a look!
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.
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Thank you for reading my blog in 2012! I hope you continue to read and enjoy it in 2013!
Happy New Year!
Every Monday my friend Katie Pinke (twitter) posts a recipe on her blog, Pinke Post, about meat. Some people have Meatless Monday, while others have Hunk of Meat Monday. In her most recent post she asked me to guest blog on an elk recipe. I thought I’d share:
Monday, October 3, 2011
Hunk of Meat Monday: Elk burgers by Marie
With hunting season upon us on the North Dakota prairie, I am going to feature wild game recipes as much as possible for the next couple months. Today my friend Marie from Oregon shares her elk burgers complete from the elk she shot to the tasty burger recipe she served last week for her birthday dinner.
Last January I shot my very first elk with my custom shortened Ruger .270 (Marie size).
I was pretty darn excited mostly because it would fill my sister’s and my freezer for the year. After it was all cut and wrapped by my amazing dad, grandpas, mom and grandma there was approximately 300 pounds of delicious elk meat.
A third of that was elk burger which is great because you can use it in tacos, spaghetti or make delicious burgers.
The recipe called for 1 pound of burger, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons of red wine and salt and pepper to taste. I also added fresh minced garlic and some Cougar Gold cheese crumbles. (I like to experiment.)Since we were having company over I quadrupled the recipe…that may have been a little excessive.I mixed all of the ingredients together.
Made it into patties. (The white flecks are the cheese crumbles)
BBQ’dAnd enjoyed. My sister Callie showed off the finished elk burger.
When making the elk burger recipe again I would use more salt and pepper and a little less wine which means more wine for me. My sister thought the burgers were better the next day possibly because the flavor really soaked in over night. Overall though the recipe was good and I would make it again.
Thanks Marie! Marie and I first connected on Twitter. We met in real life in Nashville in August and I just love her zest for life. She’s a witty and outgoing Oregonian farm woman that rocks a career and makes a mighty elk burger we all just learned.
I am linking up this recipe today for Hunk of Meat Monday with Beyer Beware.
Do you have a wild game recipe you prepare for yourself, family and friends? Living on the North Dakota prairie, we eat a wide array of wild game from pheasant to goose to venison plus plenty of fresh walleye. (Right honey?) We are truly hunters and fishers. That being said, I
really am not experienced in preparing wild game in the most delicious ways. Mostly, I experiment like Marie did with adding a couple extra ingredients to a recipe I find. If you want to guest post and share a wild game recipe in the coming weeks and months, let me know.