The Wilderness Club Eureka MT.
The movie “A River Runs through It” which started the migration to the Siren singing wild trout rivers and streams of Northwestern Montana, is a wash-out compared to the show I was privy to while working as a chef in fishing lodges. Quite a few of the guides I had the pleasure of working around, […]
Salsa aspics with hard boiled eggs in the middle are a great way to to send eggs down the river. No peeling, no egg shells in the boat or egg odor. I was inspired to come up with salsa and egg aspics after the great “egg on my face” river disaster of 2010. For river […]
Drifting off in Paradise The idea of paradise is different for everyone. For many, picturing a day in paradise conjures up images akin to sitting under a colorful beach umbrella, with some kind of fu-fu cocktail in hand, while watching the sun sink slowly into the ocean. Periodic gratis days of drift boat fishing is […]
Caramel Apple Pie Dumplings is an apple treat I came up with for Halloween that is “scary” good. This recipe is an infusion of three comfort fruit favorites (apple dumplings, apple pie, and caramel apples). I started by hollowing out a large Cameo apple (like a Halloween Jack-o-lantern). Then I mixed up a “Northern […]
Every once in a while I have a real hankering for grits. Even though my North Carolina grandmother moved to Montana as a young girl, she learned to cook southern style from her mother and older sisters. I remember her cooking grits two ways. Grits served with salt and real butter, or grits topped with […]
Northwest Meets Southwest “Mousse and Squirrel Parfaits” ™. A “young at heart” dessert for my dinner guests at Butler Creek Lodge. I found an old set of Colorama aluminum sherbert dishes in an upstairs storage closet at my mother’s house. I remember a home movie with grandma Bina serving coolade in brightly colored aluminum tumblers […]