Smoking and Writing

Smoking and Writing

Smoking cigarettes or pipes are no longer vogue for writers. And, there was a time in history when writers didn’t smoke: take Homer for instance, who lived pre-tabacco. Of course, he was probably cranking pages with chisel and rock and couldn’t hold a pipe...
Smoking and Writing

Dump Cake

As unappetizing as it sounds, Dump Cake, is mainstay Dutch oven cooking. Last week, Lisa Reiter of Sharing the Story, stirred up our memories of camping which led me to think of the camping cake that requires no stirring. That’s what a Dump Cake is–dump in...
Smoking and Writing

Rhubarb Cake

Since being off-pond nearly three weeks, I’m hungry. Hungry for the view of the pond from my apple tree, hungry for the first fruits of my garden, hungry for writing. Yet, I’ve been filled. Filled with the love a Mum has for her children no matter how old...
Celebration Yellow Cake

Celebration Yellow Cake

Maybe because it’s Easter weekend, cake postings seem popular today. They are certainly the go-to dessert for celebrations on the ranch. And my all-time favorite is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. It might sound like a crazy cowgirl idea, but I think yellow...
Celebration Yellow Cake

Idaho Tri-Tip & Fanned Potato

Meat and potatoes is a recurring theme in a ranch kitchen. When you live in Idaho, potatoes are the official state food. With so many ranches, beef is a close second. Tri-tip is a west-coast cut. When this buckaroo lived in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, few butchers...