The Hungry Mountaineer’s Complete Guide to a Anglo Indian Mountain Thanksgiving

It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I’m trying madly to pull myself away from hiking up mountains and mountain biking up fire roads because it’s almost the holiday and hosting an Anglo Indian Thanksgiving means meal prepping a few things ahead of time. Do I really need to set aside my hiking boots and my …

How to have a Sustainable Thanksgiving Holiday

In our family, when it comes to the end of November and those last few crisp and cool days of autumn before winter embraces our ski town, we like to give thanks for the blessings of our harvest, like our massive crop of Honeycrisp Apples, mint and fields of green onions. (But maybe not for …

Anglo Indian Mint Chutney with Serranos and Mango

mint chutney

Today amongst the falling fall leaves floating in the mountain breeze, I voted for the first time in the city of Big Bear Lake and I also made the most unbelievable mint chutney. I tried to do my civic duty with my mail in ballot but I filled out one of the state propositions very, …

Oh Shit! My first Colonic

Three years ago every step I took was agony even on a gorgeous autumn day such as this as I trekked my favorite leave covered trails in our national forest just steps out our back door. My sciatica was back and it was killing me. Three years ago, not quite so healthy and holistic Amber …

How to Make Tomato Pasta Sauce Like an Italian Grandmother

Pasta sauce is not really my thing. Which may be slightly surprising as I used to be a runner, and runners love to carbo load, right? Not this ex trail runner. I liked my cheese and veggies and when it came to carbs, well, I could take those sugar and white flour filled babies or …