Happy Anniversary to Dirty Gourmet! It has been alive for one year now, and we are all super excited about how well that first year went. We’ve had plenty of comments about how useful our recipes were on many trips, and have inspired new people to get out and enjoy camping with great food. That was the main goal, and we hope to continue to succeed in that direction this year.
If you haven’t already seen, our Oatmeal Pancake recipe is currently out in the January issue of Backpacker Magazine, alongside a list of other delicious-sounding backpacking recipes we can’t wait to try. Those oatmeal pancakes have been made many times over, and are a wonderful breakfast in your cozy kitchen as well as out in a snow storm.
The Dirty Girls sadly did not spend New Years together, but we were still out enjoying our own adventures. Aimee went out on a road trip to Bryce Canyon, UT, where hiked in some serious snow. Mai-yan took her first trip to Red Rock outside Las Vegas, and participated in a couple days of serious climbing, including a 5-pitch climb called “Cat in the Hat”. Emily went up to New Jersey and survived the Nor’easter that shut down the whole area. The storm buried a bat in the snow outside the house, which she helped Tony save. Unfortunately, Tony is now undergoing the grueling and expensive process of getting rabies shots because of that snow bat. He was shot 5 times in his little pinky finger yesterday, and another 6 or 7 times in both arms. And he still has 4 more sessions to go!
We are all back in business and ready for our next challenges to make Dirty Gourmet a resource to you all. On top of Dirty Gourmet recipes and inspiring adventures, we are planning a set of eBooks to share with you all. If you’re one of the lucky ones to receive an eReader for Christmas, we’ll soon supply you with some fun and useful resources to put on it for your future camping trips.
Thank you all for visiting, and please let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to this site for our second year. For now, we’re focused on the cleansing aspect of New Year’s, and would like to start with a fresh recipe that will still keep you warm in winter, since it seems to be snowing everywhere.