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Where to eat in Squamish: Fergie’s

Fergie’s is super cute.  I was totally suckered in to the charm of the location, and the service. The outside deck is perfect on a warm day, and the secondary indoor seating area (with fireplace) is perfect for winter.  And, if you are in to food, they

Mahalo Trail Mix

This Mahalo Trail Mix was inspired by my trips to Hawaii to visit my husband’s family.  Mahalo means thank you, and I’m thankful for the warm, friendly family I’ve inherited through my marriage.  I could not ask for better in-laws. On Oahu, ginger plants grow everywhere, and

Salsa Leather – Dehydrate for the Trail

Make your own salsa leather.  Similar to fruit leather, this salsa leather can be reconstituted on the trail with a little boiling water.  Add it to soups, freeze dried meals, or dig in with some chips and avocado!  Use your favorite store bought salsa to get started

Turkey Trail Tacos

Impress your campmates with these Turkey Trail Tacos.  Pan fried tortillas, fresh avocado and salsa verde seasoned turkey come together for a taco truck style dinner.  You’ll need a small fry pan, and some time to dehydrate the turkey and pico de gallo at home, but it’s

Coconut Blueberry Farro Breakfast Bowl

I love this farro breakfast bowl as an alternative to oatmeal out on the trail.  I’m not a big fan of the gummy texture of instant varieties, and I think it’s great to mix up your grains from time to time.  Farro has about 3.5 grams of

Dehydrate Your Own Macaroni Pasta

Save money and make your own instant macaroni for your favorite backpacking meals!  If I’d have known how easy it was to make “instant” pasta, I would have done it years ago.  I used to just boil regular pasta on the trail, and feel guilty about draining

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Roasted butternut squash adds nutrition and complex flavors to your typical trail mac and cheese. I made a butternut squash pasta last fall for a dinner party, and since then I’ve been trying to figure out how to adapt that dish for the trial.  Below is the

Dutch Oven Black & Blue Berry Pie

Floating on the lake. Campfires. Pie! Nothing says summer like berry pie and camping. With a little help from a Dutch oven, charcoal briquettes and a great recipe from Serious Eats, you can enjoy fresh baked pie on your next camping trip. Prep the majority of this

Smitten Kitchen’s Shakshuka – Eggs is Spicy Tomato Sauce

I peruse Smitten Kitchen’s recipes at least once a week, and have made dozens.  Each tastes amazing, and turns out as described. I made this Shakshuka recipe (which I think she adopted from Saveur) a few weeks ago.  It was one of those cold, rainy days that

Where to Eat on Highway 2: Wallace Falls Cafe

I’m excited about this new feature series on my blog! How many times have you taken a chance on a little known restaurant on your way home from a hike?  Granted, when you’re really hungry, something warm, and cooked by other people is often good enough.  But