Wild Rice Mushroom Soup from the North Country

Have you ever been to the Northern country?   I mean like Minnesota and Wisconsin!

Once you arrive, immediately make your way to a roadside café, and order wild rice mushroom soup. this dish is truly life changing.

You see I am originally from Minnesota, born and raised there until I was 5.  with dad growing up on a Wisconsin farm, and mom growing up in the city,  of course it was fate that my mom and dad were to meet that snowy night in December 1945.

The story goes that they met at a dance, where she was introduced to him a friend whos boyfriend knew of this young single dashing young man, in need of a date.   Well they dated so to speak for more than 45 years!

They produced three very good looking children, and every summer from then on, they loaded the family into the station wagon and off we went to visit the city and the farm.

It was not until many many years later, in my adult years, that I came upon this soup, believe it or not.   I was on a long business trip for work, and many nights in a hotel can get quite tedious and boring.

This was in February in Minnesota, so my outside options were non existent, unless I was an eskimo who could enjoy the sub zero temps, ice and snow, and wind chill of negative 15!  I spent many nights sitting in the hotel hot tub and ordering room service.

It was by chance that one night I ventured out to the in hotel restaurant, just so I could see other human faces, and have a nice hot meal.  The soup of the day was the Wild rice mushroom soup!


The rest is history, I have spent many years trying to perfect my own version of the wonderful meal.

The recipe that I have made, comes really close to that first encounter.


AboutLong Ears Farm

My passion for life is baking and creating in the kitchen.
From canning fresh produce and fruit each summer and fall with my grown children to
Flipping thru magazines and trying those impossible dishes.
However I always know that I can rely on the old family tried and true recipes.

I have written many cookbooks over the years, you can order them directly at https://wordpress.com/view/longearsfarm.org, The cookbooks have reminded me that I always go back to finding my true self in the kitchen, when I am covered in flour, lost in baking or making the biggest mess ever in the kitchen.
Sometimes my kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! And I have a really small space lol.

Now that the kitchen and i have finally found our groove we are able to further the journey with sharing my recipes, thoughts, and kitchen wisdom with the world!
Gone are the days of rushing into the house after a long day at work, and trying to beat Betty Crocker at her own game , tirelessly trying to whip up a nutritious and delicious meal for the family, making it look effortless and taste good too!
Many a night was spent in my work coat cooking dinner, as I had not taken the time to take it off.
Straight to the kitchen , a glass of wine and my favorite casserole dish I went.
This is partly the product of being brought up on a salad, main entrée, with a ton of side dishes, and of course a home baked dessert!

However it was survival of the fittest for my kids as they grew up.
You had one chance to eat dinner, and if you chose to sit there and pout over the broccoli on your plate, many nights when dinner was over, you went hungry.
Ahhh those were the days, the days when parenting was free spirited and fun!

I hope you enjoy what I share with you, and if you ever find yourself looking for a little bit of those tried and true recipes feel free to check out my cookbook, there's something in them for everyone!

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