Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

Trail Eats: Fried Egg over Savory Rice

There is a simple lunch I sometimes have. To me it is beyond comfort food. A bed of savory rice, topped with a crispy fried egg, preferably with a bit of yolk still left, so it can mingle with the rice. It is quite easily made while hiking. Well…if you don’t mind doing a little… Continue reading Trail Eats: Fried Egg over Savory Rice

Backpacking · Prepping · Recipes

Trail Eats: Pasta Primavera

A favorite recipe, a carb-fest, is from Trail Cooking: Trail Food Made Gourmet, on page 203. It's a tasty vegetarian pasta dish that pulls together quickly - and is perfect for hiking, backpacking, camping and even long-term food prepping (you can store it in a mason jar for long-term). Pasta Primavera In a quart freezer… Continue reading Trail Eats: Pasta Primavera


Frozen Orange Frappe

If you are feeling sick, especially with a head cold or sinus infection, nothing feels/tastes as good as fresh squeezed orange juice. Add in ice, and it's like a milkshake that is easy on the body to sip. I made these for Kirk last week while he fought a bug that sapped his voice for… Continue reading Frozen Orange Frappe


Applesauce Oat Bars

While the snow keeps falling (seriously, I am OK with it being done for the winter!) I was in the house most of the day yesterday baking. I was in the mood to bake old school, and these applesauce oat bars fit that perfectly. Applesauce Oat Bars Ingredients: 3 cups quick-cooking oats 1 cup all-purpose… Continue reading Applesauce Oat Bars

Homesteading · Recipes

Handcrafted Ketchup

Take one family full of kids who love ketchup, and me who forgot to put it on the shopping list. Then add in one massive storm of snow and ice, and we ran out. So I got cooking and made up a batch of handcrafted ketchup. Which tastes so much better, and has an adult… Continue reading Handcrafted Ketchup