Trail Cooking

One Pot Backpacking Fried Rice

After the last fried rice recipe I had a reader ask me about a fried rice recipe they had seen on REI's blog. So I set about to work on the recipe and see if I could work on improving it. I didn't use freeze dried eggs because I prefer fresh (it's all the chicken… Continue reading One Pot Backpacking Fried Rice

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Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Hammons Family Farm Preserve

Looking at areas where we hadn't visited, I found Hammons Family Farm Preserve on the south end of Whidbey Island. It's a hard one to find, in that you will blast right by the driveway. The signage is small and doesn't face the road. It is set back from the road, so just as you… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hammons Family Farm Preserve

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Ebey’s Loop

With Island County in Phase 3 now (of 4 phases in Washington State), the loop at Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island was finally fully open, after having been closed for some time. However....it is still a bit tricky. First you have to walk by the guilt inducing signs passively aggressively telling you should go hike… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Loop

Trail Cooking

One Pot Fried Rice

Spam is a trail food that you either despise and gag at, or well...enjoy. The key to loving it is it has to be pan fried. Eating it cold is nasty, I won't argue on that. You have to take a step forward and do the work for that "bacon-y" aroma. This recipe cheats and… Continue reading One Pot Fried Rice

Hiking · Local Adventures

A Loop Thru The Woods

I was feeling the need for trail time on Friday, so the boys and I worked hard on getting school done quickly for the week. Not that I am counting....but only 10 more days left of this before summer vacation starts. We decided to work on the wooded trails off of Greenbank Farm, in Greenbank,… Continue reading A Loop Thru The Woods