Shut Away Breaking Free

Shut Away Breaking Free

California is hot. Sun-blazing, earth-baking, dry-dusty hot. I came there from England and I didn’t know what hit me. I held my breath from May to November until the rains came.   Except they didn’t. ‘When will the hills turn green?’ I naively asked my neighbour...
Dump Cake

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...
Bite Size Memoir No. 5

Bite Size Memoir No. 5

Camping at Birch Lake The year K. turned 16 we pitched our rain impervious tents among white pines in Wisconsin. We had Birch Lake to ourselves so we set the dogs loose until they ran so hard that one began to pant like a wheezy old tractor. Over an open flame, we...