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…

Elk Meat Taco Salad

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James What is a filling dish that is quick, easy, & flavorful without too much time standing over the stovetop? This summertime hit: Taco Salad. After a morning of mountain biking, hiking, or simply gardening…

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…