Monthly Archives: May 2017

How Can Sourdough Starter Make Your Spring Baking Sensational?

To some people sourdough might just be a slightly sour white bread or possibly an almost forgotten story about the gold rush years in California. It doesn’t mater how many times you have been to that famous wharf in San Francisco, once you have made your own sourdough starter from scratch it blows your mind …

How not to get Airlifted Out of a Slot Canyon

I’m sure if you asked anyone in our family who had the biggest chance of ending up on the news or having to be airlifted/rescued out of a dangerous canyon at night they would say it would me. You don’t spend your days hiking to the tallest peaks in southern California and tumbling down some …

Coconut Chutney Rice with Sun Dried Tomatoes

On a snowy afternoon in a mountain ski town you need a warm or maybe even medium spicy meal to invigorate your senses. Indian food is the absolute best thing on a snowy winters day. Plain rice is fine with any great spicy Indian meal but my take on plain rice, Coconut Chutney Rice with …

Talk Derby To Me

This is the mostly true somewhat embarrassing tale of my Kentucky derby day in 2017. It began with a rainy drive to work through the metropolis Los Angeles area on the as always crowded freeways of Southern California. I left my Alpine mountain home at 6000 feet and ascended into the clouds down below along with about …

Sriracha Candied Bacon Jerky

I love those early spring days waking up at dawn to watch the sunrise from my porch with a steaming coconut Chai Latte and smelling spring time on the mountain air. It’s almost as Sriracha Candied Bacon Jerky!   We may be in the midst of a terrible drought here in Southern California but for some …