This comprehensive guide to Zizania palustris tells the story of North America’s only native grain, from its emergence in the western Great Lakes area to its use in today’s kitchens. The book demystifies the purchasing of wild rice—Black, brown? Long grain, short grain? Lake rice, river rice? US rice, Canadian rice?— clarifies cooking options, and proposes wild rice as a fast food (cook a full pound and freeze in small packets). The recipes range from simple soups to gourmet entrees and food for a crowd.
Spring time is sugaring time in northern Minnesota where author Susan Carol Hauser and her husband tapped maple trees and made maple syrup for many years. In this affectionate memoir, Hauser evokes the feelings of being in the woods and out of time, living to the rhythm of sap dripping into buckets and snow melting in the warm air. She grounds her personal experience in stories of Native American traditions, provides instruction for backyard sugaring, and offers recipes for today’s kitchen, including microwave maple candy and maple syrup pie. The warmth and promise of the sugaring fire are carried in the story and in Hauser’s memorable prose, that illuminates like sunlight piercing a jar of amber maple syrup.
Field Guide to Ticks
A Falcon Guide
Field Guide to Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac
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Guide to the North Country National Scenic Trail in Minnesota
Big Earth Publishing, Trails Guides, 2014
My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi
Many people are drawn to the Mississippi River and its destination. Susan Carol Hauser answered the river’s call by taking an ocean-trawler-cum-riverboat from St. Paul to the Gulf of Mexico with her husband. Her experiences—those leading to the journey, the journey itself, and the return home—are the overt subject of My Kind of River Journey. The undercurrent is the story of the river itself, of the water and the manner of its going, of the rivers of our lives, and of personal transformation. As with the river, the undercurrent is all.
Outside After Dark: New & Selected Poems
Susan Carol Hauser's poems are "words and images gleaned from the heart" -- the heart of Minnesota, the heart of Africa, the heart of the poet. You don't have to figure out what Hauser is trying to say. Only allow yourself to be carried along, by canoe, by tzxi or airplane, by laughter (Generation Gap) or music (Ada, a villanelelle). Feel the way a seal travels, see how a poet works (Tower View)), ponder our relationship to time (Woman Seeking Flowers) or to our bodies (Anatomy). Outside After Dark can best be described with Hauser's own words from Dreaming of Africa" "a dowsing rod of the heart seeking the water of home."
Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude
"We turn to poems for solace, wisdom, comfort, joy. We wrap ourselves in words -- words of mystery, words of gratitude and remembrance. As unique as each life is, so is each death. ... This collection of poems on grief and gratitude honors the individual lives of those departed, our beloved on this earth."
You Can Write a Memoir
Passionately encouraging readers to reclaim the precious moments of their personal histories, Hauser shows readers how to transform them into intimate, compelling narratives. Using inspired samples from her own work, as well as essays by her students, she illuminates the process of finding and conveying meaning in both their own life and the lives of their friends and families.
Full Moon: Reflections on Turning Fifty
Hauser charts her arrival at the 50th birthday marker in this collection of 13 reflective essays in which “she journeys toward appreciation of age and aging, celebrating life's cycles and, she hopes, arriving at acceptance and understanding of self.”
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1992 Girl to Woman: A Gathering of Images
1992 Which Way to Look
1992 What the Animals Know
1988 Meant To Be Read Out Loud, 1989 Minnesota Book Award