Trail Cooking

Street Style Fish Tacos

With a lot of free time on my hands these days, if I am not on the farm or homeschooling, we are doing recipe development. I get the boys involved in it and let them run the stove and pans - might as well earn that Scout badge as fast as possible? I am trying… Continue reading Street Style Fish Tacos

Trail Cooking

Cold Sunny Beach Time and One Pot Mac n’ Cheese

Walker and Alistaire got their school work done early today so we headed to the library in town. With a sunny, but chilly, day we decided to head to the beach near our place on the south end of Whidbey Island. The tide was out low with a drop down from the above high tide… Continue reading Cold Sunny Beach Time and One Pot Mac n’ Cheese

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

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