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…

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…

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…