Archive for Use Real Butter

pot pie season

Recipe: pheasant chanterelle pot pie Colorado has been sitting under a trough (low pressure) of late that has delivered rain, fog, cold, and even snow in the higher elevations. I’ve been casually catching fall colors when I can, but mostly…

turning

Recipe: huckleberry kouign amann The colorful tapestry of autumn has begun to spread over parts of Colorado’s mountain forests. It’s still early in some parts, peak in other parts, and past prime where the extra enthusiastic leaves turned too soon…

one huck of a season

Recipe: cold seafood platter I always thought that my foraging seasons ended because there wasn’t anything left to forage, but this year has been quite different. I stopped looking for porcini, matsutake, and now huckleberries, because I found so many,…

the end of madness

Recipe: peach fritters On Labor Day, we rose well before the sun and packed ourselves and Neva into the car to beat the holiday mass exodus from the mountains east to the Front Range. We were home before noon and…

with intention

Recipe: matsutake tempura I’m delighted to finally flip my calendar to September! Even though it typically gets hotter over Labor Day weekend before the mountains give it up to the autumn chill (and this year was no exception), I welcome…

i’m just getting started

Recipe: porcini elk sausage tortellini in beef porcini brodo After the eclipse, Jeremy and I gathered Neva and her snacks and drove out to Crested Butte once more before the semester gets underway this week. It’s nice to travel lonely…

the best things in life

Recipe: huckleberry muffins I’m a day late posting because there was that solar eclipse event today. Jeremy and I had too much going on to afford more than a day trip, and as it turns out, making a day trip…

all mushrooms all the time

Recipe: porcini tacos It’s getting to be ridiculous – all of these mushrooms popping up in the mountains! What I mean is that this summer’s mushroom flush is simultaneously wonderful and crazy. As a resident of the mountains, a good…

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…