It’s peak eggplant season around here, so on a recent beach camping trip to Morro Bay I decided to campify one of my mother-in-law’s specialties, an Indian eggplant dish called Baingan Bharta. It’s a bit like baba ghanoush in its preparation.
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 […]
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 […]
The big success of our family’s summer was getting out on spontaneous camping trips. Before kids, this was easy, but with babies it felt nearly impossible.
Summer! Always so busy, and this year even more so. We packed our schedule with outdoor events, which hopefully we saw you at, and had a blast. We went to San Francisco (twice), Tahoe, Powder Mountain, and Lake Mead near Las Vegas.
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 […]
The thing that really convinced me to become plant-based (at least the superficial thing) was discovering how I can use cashews to make things creamy.
Were you all around when SoCal got it’s first real snowstorm in years? It was last week. We like to ski at a little place called Mountain High, which is usually more like skiing in dirt.
I’m always looking for more options for savory snacks to take when I go out and play.
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.