Category Archives: Food and Beverages

Oregon Coast

Sunday 19th September 2021 We spent a few weeks traveling down the Oregon coast. The weather was pretty decent most of the time. Depoe Bay is always a nice stop. The worlds tiniest harbor is only 6 ½ acres. We … Continue reading

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Washington 2

Tuesday 10h August 2021 We managed a couple of good hikes in the North Cascades National Park. It was pretty hazy due to the 2 massive wildfires just east of the park. Over 114,000 acres already burned and less than … Continue reading

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Indio Spring

Wednesday 31st March 2021 February was marmalade time. We stopped by Jay’s house and picked all of his oranges. He gave us lots of lemons too. The park we are staying at had plenty of grapefruit trees. Since I only … Continue reading

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Colorado Mountains

Thursday 18th June 2020 We stayed a few days in Ouray, a small town tucked in between tall mountains. We drove the car up a very narrow, windy gravel road to a reach a trailhead. There were many streams to … Continue reading

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Tucson, Arizona

Sunday February 1st 2015 Crikey, I can’t believe a whole month has whipped by since my last post.  We moved a massive 100 miles down to Tucson a couple of weeks ago.  A change is as good as a rest, … Continue reading

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Grainy Mustard

Our mustard supply was starting to shrink so thought I would get a batch on the go.  If you like a burly mustard with some texture, this is the recipe for you. I buy yellow and brown mustard seed from … Continue reading

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Making Marmalade

Friday 2/14/13 I looked in the cupboard yesterday and there was NO MARMALADE!  I usually keep well stocked with my favorite toast covering.  Since we are in citrus country I thought I had better get cracking on cooking some. I … Continue reading

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Making Cheese

Monday 2 /3/13 I have just finished making 2 wheels of cheese.  A couple of years ago  I missed eating a Welsh cheese called Caerphilly so much that I decided to have a bash at making it myself.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Vegetable Broth

Thursday 1/9/14 I made some vegetable soup yesterday using a broth from vegetable scraps.  I got this great idea from Jay. You know all those carrot tops, potato peelings, onion and garlic skins, pepper guts, asparagus ends……well you get the … Continue reading

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Baking Bread

Saturday 12/28/13 Dean and I both love to eat bread and I enjoy making it.  The no knead method is great. I do not have a mixer or bread maker. Below is a photo of the 3 breads I am … Continue reading

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