Monthly Archives: May 2014

Balsamic Dried Peaches and Strawberries

      My dad is famous for bringing home “treasures” he finds on the sides of the interstate.        He works as a long haul trucker and this affords him the chance to pick up peaches fresh from Georgia in the spring and New Mexico Hatch Chilies whenever he drives through the …

Coconut Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

     A good friend offers to check your ass for leeches before you even ask.      A better friend would probably warn her nature sensitive friends before they go crashing down the natural granite water slide into the chilly creek waters blow that yes there are leeches here and yes you may be picking them …

Lamb Stew with Red Wine, Barley and Peas

    I was doing my morning run at Holcomb Valley this morning when I crossed paths with a pair of gorgeous coyotes.     Their red coats shined auburn against the white snow as they trotted up the road and across into the brush near me.    I whipped out my camera as fast as I …

When Bears Get Wild

     Trout love Velveeta and I love trout      Day two of our sierras getaway saw the sun setting over Silver Lake and the fishes nibbling on Velveeta cheese.      I obviously was not going to part with my precious goat cheese to share it with some delicious rainbows.      Nature and all the fauna in the …