Archive for Use Real Butter

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…

technique: sous vide tempering chocolate

Technique: sous vide tempering chocolate Spring in Colorado is that lovely fickle season that throws it all at you – snow, rain, sun, fog, hail. That means flexibility is key to getting outside for some adventure and exercise. In our…

drive this: pink cadillac

Recipe: raspberry syrup & raspberry pink cadillac margaritas It’s rare that I plan ahead to shoot a relevant recipe and have a post ready before some holiday with an associated food theme. Honestly, I hadn’t planned this one at all…

oysters on oysters

Recipe: broiled oysters with oyster mushroom ragout It’s May 1. Again. I actually love this time of year when we start to see the faintest hints of green in the mountains and the pasque flowers are adding splashes of lavender…

at last the april showers

Recipe: chinese shrimp and sizzling rice When I hear a weather forecast on the radio for “a beautiful day”, I already know they mean sunshine and warm temperatures, because our society has got something against rain and snow and cold.…

neva: backcountry buddies dog training

I watched longingly as the gentleman opened his car door at the trailhead and let his chunky yellow dog plop out. Tail wagging, gently bouncing in place with excitement, the pup’s eyes were steadfastly trained on his human. The man…

not soon enough

Recipe: strawberries and cream malasadas Okay, the confusion is over. Spring has sprung and is springing all over the place. I am okay with this. In fact, I’ve decided this year that instead of dreading summer and feeling like I’m…

the wamp invasion

Recipe: morel asparagus prosciutto lemon pasta Colorado is undergoing a bout of Seasonal Confusion. It’s technically shoulder season for our two ski mountains as they both closed today until next Fall 2017. By the good graces of the atmosphere, we…

double your pleasure

Recipe: double chocolate tarts My in-laws were supposed to come out for a visit with us in Crested Butte last week, but had to cancel their trip at the last minute. When we host guests at our house, we pretty…

neva turns two

Recipe: emerald kale pesto pizza Our little Neva turns two years old on Monday! Since we are hosting guests starting Monday, we decided to have an early celebration today (Sunday) with some beef – her favorite – and a birthday…