Food Finds · Foraging · Local Adventures

Whidbey Island Foraging

To walk in a park, or on a trail...or well, even the back of parking lot, there is some much free food to enjoy on Whidbey Island, which sits in the Salish Sea in Washington State, just below the San Juan Islands, at the entrance to the Puget Sound. Whidbey Island is the largest island… Continue reading Whidbey Island Foraging

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Thrive Life has introduced two ready to go Freeze Dried Meals this month, with more to come. These are ready to make - rip the top and add boiling water. Both of the meals are on sale from August 26 to the 29th, until supplies run out. The Vegetable Pasta Primavera is on sale for… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Cheesy Chicken

A few weeks ago Thrive Life announced a new line of products. Meals ready to go, with a 20 year shelf life. And as I saw the first photos I was smiling - these were backpacking meals! Big, huge backpacking meals, with both meat and vegetarian options. The first 2 meals went up for sale… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Thrive Life Cheesy Chicken

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Interchanging Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Ingredients: A Summer Of Recipe Development

When I first started developing recipes, back in the dark ages of the early 2000's, I for the most part only used dehydrated ingredients in the recipes I was developing. At the time, freeze-dried ingredients were hard to find, and there were few options to buy. Freeze-dried was mostly only complete meals, or if you… Continue reading Interchanging Dehydrated and Freeze Dried Ingredients: A Summer Of Recipe Development

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Meal Review: Campfare Meals

I came across Campfare Meals due to a ad on social media and decided to try out 3 meals from them. Finally having a sunny (though chilly) day in the PNW, we got out for a hike and lunch. Watching the ferry cross the Salish Sea from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend, on the Quimper… Continue reading Meal Review: Campfare Meals