Olive and Lavender Farm

Last night we enjoyed a hospitable stay at CP Farms in Paso Robles. Nick the cat is friendly and made me miss our cat Riikka. This morning we woke up to a fog filled valley. The sun won the day around 9:30 this morning. A special treat Jen made her famous scones. We bought olive... Continue Reading →

I Love Camp Food CF06

Orzo with sautéed vegetables with spicy Italian sausage. Sautéed Vegetables Orzo Added Roasted Spicy Italian Sausage I am often amazed at how good these meals turn out. Jen cooked the veggies and orzo, I roasted the Johnsonville Spicy Italian Sausages on the fire. The total time including starting the fire to eating was about 30... Continue Reading →

I love camp food CF04

Smoked Pork Chop and Orzo This is my kind of fast food. The fully cooked smoked pork chop heats up in a flash. Jen sautéd the vegetables seasoned with garlic, red pepper flakes, and set them aside to cook the orzo. She cooked the orzo for 6 minutes (very al dente) drained the pan, added... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – July 27, 2019

Day 28: Anderson, AK Rainy. I made BLUEBERRY SCONES from the wild blueberries we picked Thursday. I had to try a couple tricks and they came out dee-licious. We also did a couple modifications to Arvi. We installed a paper towel holder, toothbrush and toothpaste cup, and put snaps on the blackout curtains. Tom figured... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – July 25, 2019

Day 26: Wickersham Dome Trailhead, AK Smoky and foggy. The site we spent the night was very nice. In the morning, Tom was outside and got chatting with another couple who slept at the trailhead also. Turns out Bill and Betty met at Michigan Tech as lab partners! We had so much to talk about.... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – July 24, 2019

Day 25: Whitefish State Campground, AK Sunny and warm. Well we were worried about the smoke in the campground. But when we woke up, it was sunny and we couldn’t detect any smoke. We got to do the things we imagined doing in Alaska - Tom fishing on the river while I putzed around doing... Continue Reading →

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