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Skunked

So it seems Roosevelt Lake now has a resident skunk population. We’ve seen Mr. or Ms. Skunk four or five times now. He comes up to the path from the lake—which is too steep for us to walk – right into camp, not the least bit concerned with us. However, he doesn’t like Kate, our Continue Reading

How to Smoke a Turkey Leg for Thanksgiving

What’s your menu for Thanksgiving? We’re having smoked turkey leg with a chipotle citrus glaze, chorizo cornbread stuffing with cilantro butter, Waldorf salad – tart apples, crunchy walnuts, crispy celery and tangy cranberries in a mayonnaise dressing. Mashed potatoes and gravy and class sweet potato casserole with pineapple, marshmallows, and pecans. Oh, and a glass Continue Reading

Total Fail: Lasagna in a Dutch Oven

Lasagna is not a difficult dish to make under the usual circumstances. Layer wide noodles with a rich tomato sauce redolent with garlic and hints of basil and oregano. Smooth ricotta cheese peeks out from each layer, accented with a tangy Parmesan cheese. What can go wrong? Try making lasagna in a Dutch oven and Continue Reading

Kate went pretty much ballistic

Kate, our English springer spaniel isn’t exactly hyper, but she does have a tendency to get excited and her “chase” instinct is through the roof. If it runs, she chases it. While we’re camping, which is pretty much nearly full time, she is always, always, always on a leash or tied to one of our Continue Reading

No longer a Dutch oven virgin

One of the disadvantages of camping is that you don’t have an oven, so baked and roasted dishes aren’t on the menu. A Dutch oven works on the premise that hot coals are underneath the pan and you fill the lid with hot coals. Heat then surrounds the pan and the food inside. Well I Continue Reading