Winter Treat : Loco Moco

“Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace.“ ― Paul Theroux This summer, Alana Kysar published “Aloha Kitchen.” If you didn’t hear, it was a hit! This awesome cookbook sheds light on the under-appreciated and totally unique cuisine of the Hawaiian islands. Susie, my mother-in-law and kitchen book guru, gifted me…

Homemade Elk "Jim Spud"

“Pray for peace and grace and spiritual food, For wisdom and guidance, for all these are good, but don’t forget the potatoes.” ― John Tyler Pettee, ‘Prayer and Potatoes’ As I head into the holiday week, and the busiest time of year, I tend to crave the cozy and comforting dishes quintessential to the winter…

Idaho Lamb Meatballs with Raisin Pesto

“A good shepherd feeds his sheep first, even when he himself is hungry.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo One of the kookiest weekends of the year just came and went here in the Wood River Valley – the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. Since the 1860’s our little valley has a long and proud heritage of raising sheep…

Cold Rice Noodles with Pork and Cucumbers

“When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle’s on a poodle and the poodle’s eating noodles… …they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle.” ― Dr. Suess Sometimes I want dinner to be cold. I found this recipe from the New York Times Cooking website…

Summer Rock-Shrimp Rolls

“ I’m going to lean right back up against you and you’ll right back up against me that way we don’t have to sleep with our heads in the mud. You know why we’re a good partnership? Because we’d be watching out for each other, like brothers and stuff. There’s something I’ve been thinking about, I…