The rescue effort continues for a trapped miner in the panhandle section of Idaho. Today the effort shifted from digging out to boring a rescue shaft. As our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and rescue workers we turned our dinner table into an exploration of Idaho. More than potato a rich agri- and aqua-culture resides in the mountains and rivers of this great state.
Smoked Trout Skewers – Creative recipe to use herbs to smoke the state fish of Idaho.
Idaho Burrito – From the Bazine High School Cookbook. Substitutes mashed potatoes for refried beans in a simple, economic burrito recipe.
Idaho Style Finger Steaks – Deep fried steak nuggets dipped in ranch or honey mustard.
Idaho Potato Souffle – Twice baked recipe from the Idaho Potato Commission.
Green Goddess Green Beans – Boiled beans tossed in a mayo based sauce from the Idaho Bean Commission.
Wild Rice Dressing – Sausage, cranberries and nuts in a rice base with diverse seasonings.
Aunties Wild Huckleberry Pie – thickened with tapioca and flavored with a hint of vinegar.
Idaho Potato Cake – Chocolate and nut sheet cake featuring potatoes.
Idaho Apple Pudding – British style baked pudding with whipped cream topping.
Idaho State Historical Society – Digital collection of images dating back to the 1920’s
Sierra Silver Mine Tour – Pictures and description of tours available at a nearby closed mine. Links to other area attractions with galleries of local photos.
Idaho Department of Commerce – Gallery of mountain, river, and city pictures throughout the region.
KREM – Local television station coverage of the latest attempts to reach the trapped miner.
Search Continues for Idaho Silver Mine Worker, One Mile Deep Underground – A look at the safety issues and a personal account from the author’s 1999 visit and how it differs from a coal mine.