19 April 2011 Dinner News – Idaho Silver Mines

19 Apr
Huckleberry Pie

Enjoy the "other" state food - the Huckleberry

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.

The Menu


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.

Side Dish

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.

Wallace Silver Mine Tour

Take a virtual tour and see the area from your computer

The View

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.

The Chatter

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.

Creative Commons(Huckleberry Pie ala Mode photo taken by Navin Rajagopalan and the  Wallace, Idaho photo taken by D Guisinger are used by Creative Commons)

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