Archive for Use Real Butter

cooking with mom

Recipe: chinese buddha’s hand melon (chayote) salad Is there anyone else out there who feels they can’t leave on a trip without first cleaning the house? Because I’m one of those people. In the past, we would clean the house…

fifty-one

missing you on your fifty-first birthday, kris

of the rain, sun, and earth

Recipe: fig vodka infusion and fig blossom cocktail Right as rain. That phrase used to puzzle me until I started living in the western U.S. Blessed rain is a relief, a cleanser, a gift. It’s like a reset button on…

summer part 2

Recipe: elote (mexican street corn) fritters with lime crema *********** Hi guys, I finally caught up on answering comments from the past 6 weeks. My apologies for being a slacker, but you know… stuff and things. xo -jen *********** Whenever…

all the love

Recipe: huckleberry cheesecake ice cream I’ve noticed something changing over the past couple of months. It’s been gradual, and yet it feels as if my life has become… better. I found myself telling Neva, “I love you” as I played…

life outside

Recipe: coconut shrimp For the first time in a long time, I have no photos of the July 4th fireworks this year. We can get a sense of how Neva will react to the fireworks because the nights leading up…

this land

Recipe: spruce tip syrup and the muir cocktail It’s a long holiday weekend here in the States! Summer is in full swing and the mountains no longer require skis to access the high country. I have been itching to get…

sometimes i do dumb things

Recipe: cherry (ice cream) bombes My 45 years of experience have taught me that if I don’t schedule my summers, the things I want to do will not get done. Some of those things are “need to do” items like…

what’s hot

Recipe: morel prosciutto asparagus pizza No matter how hard I try to prepare myself for the onslaught of summer temperatures, it always takes my body by surprise. Our overnight lows dip less each night and the midday sun now feels…

before summer gets old

Recipe: thai sticky rice and mango Guys, you have to learn not to read too much into what I’m writing. I didn’t say I was going dark, I just said if I did, I think it would be hard for…

gifts and giving

Recipe: pheasant and morel vol au vent It seems that everyone is checking out for the summer. People are on vacation and no one is reading blog posts. I get it. I get that. If I didn’t feel the compulsion…

make it simple

Recipe: strawberry butter It’s been a good week in Crested Butte. We’ve been out on the trails daily, either hiking, running, or foraging. Neva has enjoyed plenty of exercise and play and snacks. I love watching the mountains shed their…

happy weekend to you

Recipe: this battle station is fully operational (coffee whiskey amaro cocktail) Memorial Day weekend is here and that means the whole country is kicking off official SUMMER. Even though I am already starting to miss those powder days of winter,…

my trip to crazytown

Recipe: sous vide carnitas The end of last week was complete Crazytown. As the trial headed toward closing arguments, a winter storm warning materialized into a Big Ass Storm in the mountains. We were supposed to get 3 to 7…

the convergence of great and awesome

Recipe: soy sauce braised wild mushroom noodles Last Friday when I left the Boulder County Justice Center, my head was pounding from countless hours of listening to lawyer-speak. Right before I stepped out of the building, one of the security…