Trail Cooking

FBC Rice Primavera

Alistaire and I made up a big batch of Rice Primavera for lunch during our Wednesday hike. It is vegetarian friendly and if you swap the Parmesan cheese for a plant based substitute, it is vegan as well. It is also gluten-free, and features hemp seeds instead of nuts for a tree nut free crunchy… Continue reading FBC Rice Primavera

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Trail Cooking

Making Trail Mix At School

I volunteered this week at the boys' school for a new program combining nutrition and gym class.Part of it is involving the children in talking about food. First week up was making trail mix, and trying new flavors/textures outside of just eating candy/chocolate. I was impressed by the number of kindergartners I helped with that… Continue reading Making Trail Mix At School

Hiking · Trail Cooking

A Recipe and A Tale of Mentorship

Far too many years ago, when I was younger and still scared of the woods, I found solace in a regional hiking column, Hike Of The Week, written by Karen Sykes. Every Thursday I waited for the newspaper to show up at work, and I carefully slipped the outdoors section out of the Seattle P-I,… Continue reading A Recipe and A Tale of Mentorship

Trail Cooking

Steak and Mashers

I am the queen of being lazy (why else did I develop hundreds of Freezer Bag Cooking recipes? Ha), but there are times when a small amount of work can be worth it. In this case Alistaire asked if we could do trail cooking during a short hike. Being winter, I was all for it.… Continue reading Steak and Mashers

Gear · Hiking Gear

Gear Review: Hill People Gear Runner’s Kit Bag

In early summer of 2003, on a trip into the Olympic Mountains, I met the Hill brothers. They became a legend*. I think mostly it was envy of their tent setup that included a light weight wood stove. Sitting on the outside of their tent, the flaps open and the heat pouring out as a… Continue reading Gear Review: Hill People Gear Runner’s Kit Bag