Farm to table may be all the rage, but I’m pretty into lake to table. Out on Clear Lake, as my family struggled through the emotional turmoil of being confined to a row boat, we were rewarded with catching our limits of jumping trout. We had enough of the fresh, flaky little guys to feed a house full of guests and the trout that my Aunt Di smoked were my favorite. I put the smoked trout on swiss chard cakes–a method my friend Erin taught me–and these cakes, which can be made with whatever vegetables are around, are the best go-to dinner. Topped with poached eggs, or simply served along mixed greens, they are my solution to ‘I have nothing to eat’. See the method below because they really are amazing…thanks Erin!