Summer Elk Burger

“There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party – let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendor, speak for itself.” ― Pippa Middleton This past month I submitted my elk tag application for fall 2019. As I reviewed the new regulations, harvest stats, and maps of the game unit…

Ground Turkey Thai Larb

“Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” ― Bethenny Frankel I would cook with butter every day if I could (thank God for French cooking!). Luckily, I have a husband who reins me in. When Peter wants to be more “healthy,” he always asks for this dish, Thai Larb. It is…

Rhubarb Crumble

“Rhubarb and patience can work wonders.” ― German Proverb There are some ingredients that are so fleeting and special, that you look forward to seeing them in the market like it’s Christmas morning. Rhubarb. It is the sign of spring at last! Long slender pink stalks that are so sour and tart it’s amazing we find…

Charred Scallion Sauce

“The pig is not just pork chops and bacon and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry.” ― Joel Salatin I discovered this recipe from Bon Appetit a year ago and have made it on repeat ever since. So often when pan-roasting steaks, I make a very simple sauce that…

Kimchi Stew

“The spicier the food, the spicier the love.”  ― Anthony T. Hincks The Wood River Valley is known for it’s 200+ sunny days and amiable weather. However, every so often it rains. When it does, I can’t help but feel the cozy nostalgia of rainy central California coast of Monterey or Carmel-by-the-Sea. Except our rainy weather…

Peter’s Shrimp Gnocchi

“A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.” Sir Thomas Moore After nearly 5 years of blissfully cooking for Peter & I, my husband decided I was having too much fun. He figures there is more to cooking than grilling and camp dinners. So Peter has decided to make us dinner one…

Local Lamb Burger

“A man when he is making up to anybody can be cordial and gallant and full of little attentions and altogether charming. But when a man is really in love he can’t help looking like a sheep.”  ― Agatha Christie, The Mystery of the Blue Train We are so lucky in central Idaho to have access to…

Easy Tortilla Soup

Do you know why we clink glasses before drinking?…It’s so that all the five senses are involved. We touch the glass. We smell the drink. We see its color. We taste it. Hearing is the only sense that doesn’t participate unless we create it. Carmen Naranjo, Tortilla Soup 2001 Tortilla soup is best eaten after a long day…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton As I launch into 2019, I feel a sense of resolve to begin something new. Cliche right? Well yes, it is cliche to suddenly use the month of January to buckle up and chase after that dream, resolution,…