The Silence of the Night in the Desert?

Not really. You’d think being miles out in the desert would be complete silence at night. No traffic. No music. Not heater or air conditioner. We usually camp in a tents only campground or loop so no generators from the RVs. Last night we were woken by two owls hooting to each other, I couldn’t Continue Reading

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Well it is for Arizona. In Phoenix, as well as Roosevelt Lake where we are, the low temps are supposed to be in the high 30’s. Keyword there is supposed to. Our thermometer registered 32 degrees and there was ice in the dog water bowl. How do we survive? His name is Little Buddy, a Continue Reading

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