Peach Blueberry Galette with Thyme and Almonds

Peach Blueberry Galette with Thyme and Almonds

This recipe jumped out at me from one of my favorite cookbooks- Dishing Up the Dirt by Andrea Bemis, a CSA farmer in Oregon. I love her book with it’s many seasonal recipes, and this one is top of the list! Peaches are just finishing up here, and whether you get them from a local farmer, or a Costco- it’s important to get them organic!!

Hillary's "Food"

Hillary's "Food"

As a teenager my stepdad used to cook an elaborate meal that we called Food.  It consisted of Top Ramen noodles, a fried egg,  a buffalo patty, and salsa.  Simple, and inexpensive this was a meal that we enjoyed quite frequently.  This recipe is a replica of Food, with a much healthier spin.  

Garden Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

Garden Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

With garden season in full swing, we are all looking for a delicious recipe to utilize our harvests! With this pasta recipe, you will have thee opportunity to use your garden zucchini and tomato, and even make your own homemade pasta like we did to add some additional taste and fun!

Dehydrated Macaroons

Dehydrated Macaroons

Coconut is one of our favorite foods. We use the oil, the meat, and Ryan even loves to drink the water straight out of the coconut! In this week’s Food Friday episode we discuss the reasons that we love coconut.

StHealthy Hemp Seed Cookies

StHealthy Hemp Seed Cookies

These are one of Ryan’s favorite backcountry snacks, and if they are in the house we all love to eat them! We also love hemp seeds and have replace shredded coconut with hemp seeds to increase our plant proteins. These are rich cookies, and you really can’t eat too many at once, but they are soooo yummy you might try!

Mountain Candy- Sweet Potato/Yam Leather

Mountain Candy- Sweet Potato/Yam  Leather

Unfortunately we can't grow sweet potatoes or yams in the North, the conditions just aren't right. One day we experimented with using some sweet potatoes and applesauce (hopefully homemade). Low and behold this leather became a favorite of Ryan's for hiking .

Super Simple Venison Meatballs

Super Simple Venison Meatballs

Meatballs are a great way to blend many ingredients and make a simple, quick addition to any meal. They are also great for using wild game burger with added fat, or mix with other fattier meats such as pork or beef. This super simple recipe is fast and and flavorful!

Morning Garden Elk Frittata

Morning Garden Elk Frittata

Fresh eggs are plentiful with our hens laying every day.   Egg dishes are good any time of the day, but mornings of course are our favorites.   Throwing together veggies from the garden, fresh elk hamburger,  and eggs, makes this an easy, fast nutritious breakfast!

Seared Venison Steak

Seared Venison Steak

It's true, it can be hard to cook a good peice of wild game if you don't know how. I've eaten many a tough deer roast or steak after cooking for too long without adequate marinating or liquid. This spring however, Ryan began doing all our steaks, roasts, and thicker cuts of meat with a super tasty technique that keeps the juices in the meat and with a watchful eye- and doesn't over do it! 

Refreshing Citrus Aloe Spritzer

Refreshing Citrus Aloe Spritzer

Our daughter Pailey loves making "fancy" drinks, and so we do lots of experiments. This last week it was pretty warm for the PNW, so it was perfect for making a spritzer. These drinks are wonderful with a sparkling water and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family!  We also love adding herbs we grow, and even plants like Aloe that we have growing in our kitchen. Aloe is an amazing healing food, so make sure to learn more about it here!