Italian Orzo Soup

Italian Orzo Soup

My friend from Florida called me recently and said “I’m being transferred to Southern California- somewhere between San Diego and Fresno. Where should I live?” I laughed and told him to be my neighbor, knowing that he would surely be transferred far away. But then he called back and said his job was 10 minutes […]

Mushroom French Dips

Mushroom French Dip Featured

At REI, where I work, we wear name tags with our favorite outdoor place listed on them. Mine says “Joshua Tree National Park.” For the past ten years, I have spent the majority of my days off in the park camping, climbing, hiking, and meditating. There is a quiet there that I haven’t experienced in […]

Dutch Oven Sourdough Bread

Dutch Oven Sourdough

Ok, this is an involved recipe. You have to get a starter, and keep it alive for a while. Then you have to plan about 2 days of your life to be available for building your bread dough, and then you have to bake it in your dutch oven. But it is worth it, and […]

Dehydrated Kale Flakes

Kale Powder

One of the biggest complaints many have about backpacking food is the lack of fresh veggies. We’ve tried every tactic to get legitimate fresh veggies out there, and it’s possible, but dehydrated kale is the best option we’ve found.