Friday Feast

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo coming up next week, here’s one of our favorite recipes for an everyday essential salsa. We eat a lot of salsa around our camp. She Who Must Be Obeyed can’t imagine a tortilla chip without a house salsa to dip it in. Not to mention spooning over scrambled […]

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As the day dawns this morning I’m in Galveston, picking up Jess (of Jess McGlothlin Media, our daughter) as she’s finishing up an AFFTA meeting down here. Yesterday I attended what was (hopefully) my final appointment in Houston. It was a bittersweet time, as the doc (Dr. M) who had led my team, an uber-fit, […]

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Despite the intent and specific longings for a warm spring weekend, both our Northern and Southern camps are due for stormy weather over the next few days – snow north and flooding rains south. Stormy weather, despite it being mid-spring calendar-wise, make us want to reach for a stick to the ribs soup or chile; […]

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At the risk of drawing a snicker or two, and perhaps traveling a a bridge too far down the retro-road, here’s a recipe from childhood days that we found ourselves reaching for this past week when lining up dinner for some impromptu entertaining late one afternoon. Growing up in West Texas it seems everybody’s mother […]

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Count us among the thousands (maybe even millions? or billions?) around the world who had lamb on the brain this last week. We know at least one other person was thinking the same way – Chi Wulff compadre Brian K. in Tampa sent this Grilled Lamb Stuffed Pita Burger recipe in just a couple of […]

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Unbelievably it’s Easter weekend already (a joyous Easter to those so inclined), and while I’d probably rather be chasing big GT’s with Jess in Samoa right now, She Who Must Be Obeyed’s clamoring for a grilled leg of lamb this weekend has inspired visions of grilled goodness for the holiday. While we’ll always be partial […]

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Having enjoyed the simple pleasures of another corned beef brisket this week, we’ve got brisket on the brain around our camp it seems. What’s not to love about the lowly brisket? The very traits that bring forth the magic that only brisket can proffer occasionally inspire mockery and derision from the less informed. Sure, brisket […]

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Back a few years ago we got on a sourdough kick after eating some amazing sourdough bread we picked up at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. After one thwarted attempt (the house was too damned cold) we nursed a starter to life and even wrote about it a few weeks later here. And dammit, after […]

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As fly fishers flood into Cuba, it was only a matter of time before some foodie friend went and brought back a recipe or two from the island nation. As Jess noted during her recent visit to Cuba, while the fare served at many of the land-based fly fishing / tourist resorts is fairly simple […]

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In full agreement with the old adage that man can’t live on grilled protein alone (even though you probably know someone who tries to), we’ve been eating more like herbivores around our camp of late. With Spring trying hard to push through our neck of the woods over the past few weeks (more 70s due […]

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It was windy enough yesterday to blow the hair off dogs and small children from their porches (I saw it happen across the street, scout’s honor), but hot damn it was 73 in mid-February. We’ve been enjoying an unusually warm run the past week or so and She Who Must Be Obeyed has been clamoring […]

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Last Friday we finally started something in our kitchen we’ve been intending to do for a couple of years now – curing a full pork belly into Pancetta Tesa (flat pancetta, as opposed to pancetta arrotolata – rolled pancetta, or pancetta steccata – rolled and pressed between sticks). I’ve helped a couple of friends do […]

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While we still argue that Superbowl Sunday makes for a great fly fishing day, pending weather in your locale, it’s impossible to deny that this weekend has evolved into something of a national food holiday. Like many of you, we’ve been to Superbowl events serving everything from pretty pedestrian pizza to you-name-the-meat chili to real-deal, […]

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After mentioning him a couple of weeks ago, friend JB in Ogden sent over another Vietnamese cuisine inspired recipe, what he’s christened his Saigon Sidewalk Pork Chops. JB has spent a fair amount of time in rural Vietnam over the past twenty years doing medical work for a part of each summer or fall, and […]

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She Who Must Be Obeyed and I just arrived back in Montana in the wee hours this morning; it’s almost unspeakably delightful to be back in home country once again. While January days in the mid-60s (or warmer) have allowed an unprecedented fajita taco run back in Texas the past few weeks, when we picture […]

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